The dental implant is the most advanced treatment available for replacing missing teeth performed by dentists. Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none has proven to be functionally effective and durable as implants. In many cases, dental implants may be the only logical choice for the restoration of all necessary functionality of teeth and supporting structures according to most dentists.
People who have lost teeth might feel too self conscious to smile or talk. Additionally, biting irregularities caused by tooth loss can have a negative effect on eating habits and this can lead to secondary health problems such as malnutrition. Regardless of the nature of the problems associated with tooth loss, dental implants may provide a simple remedy with proven results.
Detailed procedural steps are:
Preparation of the jaw Implantation: A dental implant is usually composed of a titanium screw, material and a crown. A small diameter hole (pilot hole) is drilled at edentulous (where there is no tooth) jaw sites in to guide the titanium screw that contains a dental implant in place. To prevent damage to the jaw and vital structures like the mandibular nerve in the lower jaw, a dentist must use great skill and experience to the preparation of the pilot hole and resize the jaw bone.
Implant placement: After the initial pilot hole has been drilled at the site of the jaw that gradually expanded to allow placement of the implant screw. After this placement, a protective cover screw is placed on top to allow the implant to protect the process (osseointegration). After several months, the protective covering is removed and a temporary crown is placed on top of dental implants. The temporary crown serves as a template around which the gum grows and shapes itself in a natural way. The process is completed when the temporary crown is replaced with a permanent crown.
Contact Dr. Gerardo Cabrera and Dr. Mark Shtern to check if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.