Dental Implant Treatment

Dental implants are a popular and durable replacement for missing tooth roots. Their benefits include restoring facial structure, preventing bone loss and improving the appearance of the smile. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are permanently anchored in the jaw to help prevent shifting of the natural teeth. To learn if you are a candidate for dental implant treatment, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists in Coventry. This consultation will include a thorough examination and full assessment of your current oral health status, along with an evaluation of the bone quantity and density.대구임플란트병원추천

During this time, we will discuss your tooth replacement goals and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. We will also discuss the various types of tooth replacement treatments that are available and their associated costs. We will then make recommendations based on your unique needs and goals. If you choose to move forward with dental implant treatment, a second appointment will be scheduled to perform the actual placement procedure under local anesthesia and sedation, as needed.

The first step in the dental implant process involves placing the titanium implant post into the jawbone. This is usually performed under local anesthesia and sedation, depending on your comfort level. A surgical guide is used to ensure that the implant is placed in a position that is ideal for long-term support of the artificial tooth. The implant site must heal for several months to ensure that the metal anchor is fully bonded to the bone tissue (a process known as osseointegration).

Once the implant is healed, a small extender called an abutment will be screwed onto the dental implant. This allows for the crown to be positioned on top of the dental implant and will provide the final tooth replacement solution. The crown will be custom created to match the surrounding teeth for a seamless look and feel.

After the restoration is attached, the abutment will be covered with soft tissue to conceal it from view. Routine home care and routine dental visits will help to avoid complications such as peri-implantitis, an infection in the gum tissues around the implant. This is most often the result of bacterial plaque build-up and can lead to soft tissue bone loss, which can require site revision or even replacement of the implant [7].

If the implant fails due to loss of bone volume around it, there are multiple treatment options, including replacing the faulty implant right away, or a staged approach where the lost tissue is rebuilt before the implant is replaced (GBR). Peri-implantitis is rare and typically preventable with good oral hygiene, proper biting forces, and timely intervention by the dentist. Occasionally, a recurring bacterial infection can also occur, but this can be controlled with antibiotics.램브란트치과