How Does the Dental Implant Procedure Work?
First, Dr. Anas Najjar will take x-rays of your mouth and determine the optimal dental implant treatment. Once the implant is placed and ready to be restored, your new beautiful tooth will be attached to it. Since every patient is different, your dental implant treatment will be customized to your exact needs. If you believe you can benefit from a dental implant procedure or would like more information, schedule an appointment here. Your dental team at NuWave Dental & Orthodontics is always happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
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Dental Implant vs. Traditional Bridge
Dental implants are currently considered the gold standard when replacing missing teeth near 60561. They provide several advantages over other replacement options. They promote the health of not just a single missing tooth, but also that of the remaining healthy teeth around it. The implant prevents bone loss, by stimulating the bone that holds the root of the tooth, keeping the bone that holds the roots of neighboring teeth healthy and strong.
Dental bridges, the former standard for tooth replacement, have no component that serves the function of the root of the tooth. Bridges also require filing down the enamel of healthy neighboring teeth to support the bridge. This sacrifices the health of neighboring teeth that would otherwise not have been affected with a dental implant. Long-term results have shown a single implant to be much more esthetically appealing and easier to clean than a bridge. The gum tissue around a bridge can recede and leave an area of metal that is exposed. This results in a visible defect and an unattractive smile. In a worst-case scenario, an anchoring tooth on a dental bridge can get a cavity and the bridge can fail. This often leaves a patient with the need to now replace three teeth, instead of the initial single missing tooth.
A dental implant will not only look, function and feel just like your missing tooth, but it will also preserve the health of your mouth for many years.
Key Benefits of Dental Implants:
- Looks, Feels, & Functions Like Real Teeth
- Stays in Your Mouth
- Lasts a Lifetime
Your dental implant will feel and function exactly like your natural teeth. You will be able to eat any foods without restrictions. Your new tooth will be virtually indistinguishable from your real teeth, so you can smile again with confidence.
Since the implant is placed in your mouth, it stays in place throughout any activity. There are no eating restrictions or worrying about a false tooth slipping out of place.
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants keep the structure of your jaw intact, so you won’t have to get them refitted or replaced. With good oral hygiene, they will last your entire life.