When it is time to fill in the spaces left by missing teeth, partial dentures and bridge work are both viable restorative dentistry options. Another great option is the dental implant. Dr. Rupesh Singla has experience working with dental implants to restore beautiful smiles. If you are considering implants you will want to consult with him to explore the possibilities. If you have excellent oral hygiene and sufficient bone, you may be a good candidate for an implant procedure.
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Placing an implant is a process that takes place over time. A minor surgical procedure is required to get the process in motion. A titanium post that looks much like a small screw is put into the jaw bone in the place where the tooth root was. Over the course of time this post will become encased with bone. When the post is securely adhered to the bone, the area is then prepped for the seating of a crown. Again this process takes some time. When the area is ready, a crown will be put on the post. Finally you will have a replacement tooth that looks and feels like a natural tooth.
The high success rate of dental implants make this a great option for those who do not want to bother with partial dentures or bridgework, both of which require special cleaning practices. Implants are also used as part of bridge work when an abutment tooth is not available or not strong enough to support a bridge. Locking devices are mounted on implant posts when implants are used to anchor full dentures. This is a perfect option for those with dentures who cannot take the chance that their denture may become lose or unseated during speaking engagements or presentations.
Dental implants require that certain criteria be met. Dr. Singla will examine your mouth to decide if you have all that is required to support a successful implant procedure. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for the process, Dr. Singla will go over the steps with you and explain what you can expect along the way. Contact our office to schedule a consultation for you or a member of you family.