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How A Dentist Places Implants


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How A Dentist Places Implants

  1. 1. HOW DOES A DENTIST PLACE IMPLANTS? Dr. Parvin Carter DDS, MAGD (530) 243-8064
  2. 2. INFORMATION ABOUT DENTAL IMPLANTS  Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss -- mostly due to tooth decay, gingivitis (gum disease), or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But today, dental implants are available. A proper implant has no physical downsides and has good longevity.
  3. 3. INFORMATION ABOUT DENTAL IMPLANTS  To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
  4. 4. WHAT IS THE IMPLANT LIKE?  A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, a small post made of titanium, placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place.
  5. 5. WHAT IS THE IMPLANT LIKE?  Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, a small connector post -- called an abutment -- is attached to the post to securely hold the new tooth.
  6. 6. HOW ARE THEY PLACED?  Virtually all dental implants placed today are similar to an actual tooth root and are placed within the bone. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw. The healing process can take from six to 12 weeks.
  7. 7. HOW IS THE IMPLANT MADE?  To make the new tooth or teeth, your dentist makes impressions of your teeth, and creates a model of your bite (which captures all of your teeth, their type, and arrangement).
  8. 8. HOW IS THE IMPLANT MADE?  Fabrication of the crowns is based on this model. A replacement tooth, or crown, is then attached to the abutment.
  9. 9. WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AFTER RECEIVING A DENTAL IMPLANT? As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visits.  Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply! 
  10. 10. Call Today to Schedule an Appointment! Dr. Parvin Carter DDS, MAGD (530) 243-8064