Dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically placed in or on the jawbone. Manufactured from titanium or biocompatible ceramics, the implants act as artificial tooth roots fusing to the bone creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
The strongest replacement for missing teeth, dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth.
Dental Implant Procedure
There are usually three steps to the procedure that include:
Dental Implant Placement
New Tooth Placement
During implant placement, your dentist or oral surgeon will place the implant into your jaw. This can take several appointments, one to build a foundation of your bone, and another to place the implant.
Healing can take from three to six months or longer, especially if you require a bone graft or gum lift. During healing, Inspired Smiles may recommend esthetic temporary appliances to replace missing teeth and protect the implants.
Once your implants have fused to your bone, known as osseointegration, your new custom color matched artificial teeth are placed on top of the posts and checked for fit. Once satisfied, the team from Inspired Smiles will secure them into place.
The Best Replacement for Missing Teeth
Dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth. They are the longest lasting option available today. In fact, when good oral hygiene is practiced dental implants can last for the rest of your life. Maintenance from the team at Inspired Smiles will help you keep your implants in the best possible condition.
While you will have to brush and floss as you normally would, you can eat and drink without having to worry about cavities, as these artificial teeth will not decay. However, you will have to be careful and keep your gums clean as you can still develop gingivitis and the more serious periodontal disease around implants.
If you would like more information regarding dental implants for missing teeth, call and schedule a no obligation consultation with Inspired Smiles. Whether you are missing one tooth, or all of your teeth, dental implants can bring you the better quality of life that you deserve.
Call for a no obligation dental implant consultation in Richmond, VA. today.
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