What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are simply tooth root replacements. These new roots serve as anchors to new teeth, anchoring individual teeth, a group of teeth (bridges), or even an entire arch of teeth (hybrids). Dental implants also serve as excellent anchors to partial and complete dentures, turning a nightmare denture situation into a very comfortable solution for any patient who has lost all teeth.
How Do They work?
Once the surrounding bone and gums have completely healed around the dental implant, special components called abutments are then used to connect the implant to the new tooth or groups of teeth or dentures.
What are the most common applications in dentistry?
Dental implants anchor fixed teeth (which cannot be removed by the patient), either a single tooth crown, multiple teeth or a complete arch. Dental implants are also used to provide stabilization to dentures. To learn more about Dental Implants and how they might benefit you or your loved ones, attend the next Dental Implant Information Seminar!
Most patients who experience breaking a tooth are candidates for teeth replacement using dental implants. Those who are not good candidates are typically those who suffer from a medical condition preventing predictable healing after the surgery (such as uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled gum disease, heavy smoking).
Most likely, yes! Dental implants were originally invented for this very purpose and still serve as great denture anchors.
Yes, absolutely. A group of missing teeth now replaced by a removable denture is an excellent application for implant-supported bridges.
Each insurance plan is designed by employers and/or insurance company. No two plans are the same. Certainly, we have seen many of our patients receive dental implant services covered by the dental insurance and we would be happy to help you get answers to this question through a complementary insurance analysis. Please contact our office and request our assistance.
Technically yes. However, there are very few reported cases of titanium allergies. Those who can’t receive titanium dental implants are going to benefit from non-titanium dental implants. Please contact our office and let us know the specifics of your condition so that we may tailor a plan just for your needs.
Since over 99% of the implants used in dentistry are titanium, our office recommends the use of titanium implants as they are perfectly safe and benefit our patients tremendously. If you have an allergy to titanium or want to have a zirconium implant, please contact our office so that we may help you with your specific needs and desires.
While any surgery has the potential for pain and discomfort post-operatively, dental implant surgeries are less painful than expected, especially when performed by a skilled clinical.