What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants have quickly become the go-to option for patients who are missing teeth, or who want to keep a denture securely in place. Implants are often made of titanium, and are placed deep into the jaw bone. Over the course of a few months, the implant will bond with surrounding bone, becoming a permanent solution for missing dentition. Implants can even be used for bridge work and dentures, so that they’re kept firmly in place.
Why are Dental Implants needed?
Most often, a dental implant is necessary if you’re completely missing one or more teeth. Single implants help to replace one tooth that has fallen out or been extracted. Two or more implants can be used to keep a fixed bridge in place when several teeth are missing. Four or more strategically placed implants can securely keep a denture in place without the need for gels, creams, and adhesives.
“Great experience! Dr. Singla and staff were awesome! The wait was very short and Dr. Singla took time to discuss my problem and was sincere in trying to find a solution to the problem I am having. He is sending me for further imaging to know exactly what is going on before he does any type of procedure, I will definitely be using him as my new dentist!“
What makes you a candidate for Dental Implants?
In order for implants to heal successfully, they need solid and healthy bone to fuse with over time. If you suffer from bone loss, or have areas of bone loss, a bone graft may be necessary before the procedure is done. You should have the ability to heal fully from the procedure, and be free of any medical condition that may affect your ability to recover. We can perform an exam and go over your medical history to determine if implants are right for you.
What happens during the procedure for Dental Implants?
We first discuss sedation options with you prior to the surgery. We will administer anesthetic of your choice, so that the procedure is easier and more comfortable for you. A tiny incision is made through the gums, and the post of the implant inserted into the bone underneath. The gums are sutured, and you will need to come in regularly to check on how well your implant is healing. Implants heal in a few months, and you can then have a crown, bridge, or new denture made for the restoration.
If you are interested in the dental implant procedure, or want to learn about what they can do for your smile, call us today and we will schedule an appointment for you to come in.