Dental implants are a great option when it comes to replacing one or more missing teeth. This can be done through a single implant topped with a crown or through a full set of dentures supported on secure implant posts.
While bridges and traditional dentures can irritate gums, dental implants don’t, making them an attractive alternative to other forms of dental work.
What is the teeth implant procedure?
The full implant procedure includes several steps. After we determine whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants, we plan the placement of your teeth implants.
At the next visit a titanium post is placed directly into the jawbone through an incision that is made in the gum. This placement process is a form of oral surgery. Depending on your needs, one or several implants can be placed. The gums are then sutured.
Temporary crowns will be placed in your mouth so you can eat and speak normally while the healing process is taking place. Your jawbone will fuse around these implants in a process called osseointegration.
At your next visit, you will need an abutment in order to attach the replacement crowns to the implants. It is the foundation for the implant. An impression of the abutment will also be made in order to allow a custom-fabricated implant to be created just for you.
At your final appointment, the replacement crowns or dentures will be attached to these abutments in a process called restoration. You’ll be able to speak, eat, and smile as if your teeth were all your natural teeth.
Implant Dentistry at Masterworks Dentistry
Many offices find it necessary to outsource many aspects of the implant process. However, here at Masterworks Dentistry, we can do it all, from the diagnosis all the way to the finishing crown placement.
In fact, we even have some excellent pieces of technology that allow us more precise and efficient implant placement than ever before. One of those pieces is the 3D cone beam scanner, which allows us a very accurate look at the inner structure of your mouth, so that we can find the ideal placement for you.
We want to help with all of your implant dentistry needs here at Masterworks Dentistry. We hope you will bring us any issues you have with your implants. Problems with dental implants are relatively rare but shouldn’t be ignored if they do happen.
If you feel like your implant is loose or damaged, don’t try to self-diagnose it. Instead, come meet with our staff, and we will quickly be able to diagnose the problem. Depending on what problem you’re experiencing, we will talk you through your options and the best course of action for you and your teeth.
How much do dental implants cost?
Neglecting a gap in your teeth that could be filled with an implant often leads to long-term problems. The teeth around the gap will shift and may even fall out as they try to adjust for the extra space. It will change your bite and the way your jaw aligns—often for the worst!
If you have a severely damaged tooth that should be removed and replaced with an implant, ignoring the problem will escalate the issue. A damaged tooth won’t recover on its own, and the pain it brings you won’t go away without help. In fact, it will likely get worse.
How does the cost of implants compare to other options?
Other tooth replacement options have their advantages, but they also require more maintenance and adjustments than dental implants typically do. This makes dental implants more cost-effective in the long run than alternative tooth replacements.
Implant dentistry is a lasting investment, not just a short-term solution. It will save you from pain and jaw difficulties down the road and will keep your mouth happy and healthy.
The Full Implant Dentistry Process
We do the entire process— from diagnosis to restoration— here at Masterworks Dentistry. This is both convenient and comfortable for you because you do not have to search for several offices to handle your implant dentistry procedures.
Find out how treatment is a masterpiece here at our office. If you have any questions about implant dentistry or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today!