Dental Implant Services
Our Dental Implant Services:
Our professionals here at Lanier Valley Dentistry, perform dental implants. Even though you may be practicing improved dental care, it is still possible to lose our teeth to tooth decay, injury, or gum disease. Dental implants are your best bet for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile. Dental implants are prosthetic roots acting as substitutes for your natural root.
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Dental implants usually come in the form of a screw or cylinder, and unlike other tooth replacement options, they are placed only on the missing teeth without interfering on the neighboring teeth. Made of titanium and its alloys, the implants are tolerable to your body and undergo varying lengths of healing time of between six weeks to six months.
Placement of Dental Implants
Our professionals will take you through the process of getting a dental implant when you visit our offices. You will be taken through the phases of placing dental implants with the first phase involving the precise screwing of an implant into the position where there is a missing tooth, which is then covered with gum. The implant is fitted with an internal screw for supporting the replacement tooth by allowing the fitting of a range of components offering long term support of crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Within three months, your jawbone will have grown over the screw, which makes the implant strong enough by holding it in position. In some cases, it may be possible to have an implant and tooth replacement in one day, but in most cases, you will have a waiting period to allow complete incorporation of the implantation before tooth replacement.
Our professionals will then place the artificial tooth on the implant with the number of implants placed depending on the volume and quality of the bone. You are eligible for dental implants if you are in good health, but teeth may take longer to heal if you are a heavy drinker or smoker.
Factors That May Interfere with Dental Implants
If you are below 17, dental implants may not be suitable for you. Our professionals will also advise against dental implants in case you have HIV/AIDS, bone cancer, gum disease, adjacent teeth infections, heart disease, mental illness, or organ transplant.
Our team will take the necessary precautions when placing dental implants in case you have chronic diseases such as autoimmune disorder, diabetes, and if you are pregnant. These factors may interfere with the process of healing after the dental implant has been placed. You will also be advised on proper oral hygiene since it affects the duration the implant will last.
Depending on your diagnosis, two types of implants may be recommended. These include subperiosteal and endosteal implants. Endosteal implants are surgical implants placed directly into the jaw bone. On the other hand, subperiosteal implants consist of a metal frame which is attached to the jaw bone.
Read more about who is a candidate for dental implants.
If you still have any concerns about dental implants, call Lanier Valley Dentistry at (678) 802-8654 today.