Restore your smile and bring life back to your teeth with dental implants from the cosmetic dental experts at Blue House Dentistry. We can help improve your livelihood with the highest quality dental implants for an affordable price and monthly payments.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth were missing and then attached via small posts that protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for the artificial replacement teeth, properly securing them in a patient’s mouth and restoring the form and function that they were previously accustomed to. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition to restoring proper function to your teeth, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. A patient who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved, thanks to the cosmetic experts at Blue House Dentistry.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are surgically placed within a patient’s jawbone, providing the secure and stable anchor on which the replacement teeth with rest. Creating this solid anchor for your replacement teeth is crucial to having strong implants that will provide lasting functionality for your mouth. In some cases, the jawbone where the implants are to be placed can be atrophied or reabsorbed, leaving an area of bone that is too poor quality or lacks substantial volume. In these cases, a bone grafting might be necessary to help improve the area where the implants will be placed.
For the first four to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. During this time period, patients should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet. While the jawbone is in the recovery process, the dental implant experts at Blue House Dentistry will work to design the final replacement bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both the function and aesthetics of your mouth.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase of the implant procedure begins. Your oral surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Doctors will then be able to begin making your new replacement teeth. By first taking an impression of your gumline and then connecting the implants to the posts or attachments, your cosmetic dentists are able to provide a snug, secure fit for your replacement teeth. The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months but most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
If you think dental implants might be right for you, schedule a free consultation today.