Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth.
They are an excellent long-term option for restoring the functionality and aesthetic of your teeth.
Dental implants are indicated:
If you are missing one or several teeth, wear dentures that are uncomfortable
If you don't want to remove good tooth structure from adjacent teeth, dental implants might be an option for you.
There are generally three phases to getting an implant
1)After an assessment to see if you are a good candidate the Implant or implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone.
(in case of insufficient bone to anchor the implants bone grafts are indicated.)
2)The bone around the implant heals in a process called osseointegration this process might take up to several months sometimes the bone or surrounding tissues does not grow as expected there are grafting procedures that are used to help enhancing the aesthetics.
3)Finally we restore the implant or implants with abutments and crowns or a bridge if you are missing several teeth.
Sometimes dental implants might be rejected, replacement with a larger implant will solve the issue.
Chronic illnesses such as diabetes or leukemia may interfere with healing after surgery, patients with those health issues may not be a good candidate for implants. Using tobacco can also slow the healing process.