Dental implants have surged in popularity recently in the dental field. They are surgical implants into the jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth. It is a surgical procedure which is a much more permanent solution to missing teeth than removable dentures. The dental implants procedure normally takes between 1 and 2 hours and can take anywhere from 4-12 weeks to fully heal and fuse. Civic Plaza Dental’s expert team can advise if the procedure is right for your circumstances at our Fairfield dental practice.
The process involves fixing a post resembling a screw into the jaw where the missing or damaged tooth should be. This then has a fake tooth screwed into it and secured. The end goal is for the dental implants to look natural and fit with surrounding original teeth. Titanium is used for the screw as it is biologically inert, meaning it does not react or interfere with living tissue. It also fuses with the bone to hold in place much more permanently than other materials. Titanium is good as it does not cause any damage to the remaining organic tissue like bridgework can.
Our Fairfield dental practice will normally recommend when they believe that dental implants are right for you. In general, implants are used when you are missing adult teeth but are unable to use dentures. They require healthy surrounding oral tissue and bone-free of any gum or jaw disease.
It is always best to consult a professional when considering dental options. Our Fairfield dental practice Civic Plaza Dental can consult and recommend dental implants based on your unique needs. Contact us today to learn more and book an appointment.