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Dental implants

What Are The General Requirements And Process?

 

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are metal posts or screws,  that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.

    


Implants… , Why are they so popular again?

  • Biting and chewing is no longer a problem thanks to the implant
  • With the latest technology in implants regain your beautiful natural smile in a matter of weeks
  • No one will notice that you have a dental implant , it is completely natural!

How do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Crowns, Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed over implants — feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures. Implants over time become grown into the Jaw bone thus feeling as closely possible as a real tooth For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.  

 

 

So why is it worth getting implants?

  • Because you regain your health and beauty of your mouth.
  • Because you can go back to eating whatever you want, whenever you want.
  • Because it is a simple, painless ,safe and looks as natural as your real teeth were.

Not everyone needs implants, but do YOU need it?

  • If you have lost one or more teeth.
  • If you do not want to rely on the use of dental adhesives, removable dentures
  • If you want to improve the look of your smile.

Cost:

Implants are usually more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, and most insurance carriers typically cover less than 10 percent of the fees, however, implants last longer and produce a more natural feeling of a tooth. If you’re interested in replacing a missing tooth or teeth, dental implants may be an option for you. Most people are good candidates for implants. A good candidate should have the following:

  • Healthy gums
  • Enough bone to anchor the implants in the jaw — Some people who have bone loss still can get implants, but first the bone must be rebuilt using special procedures.
  • A commitment to care of the implanted teeth and surrounding gums — Daily brushing and flossing are essential as well as regular visits to the dentist for follow-up.

Some people may not be good candidates for implants. They include:

  • Young people whose jawbones have not stopped growing
  • Pregnant women
  • Heavy smokers — Smoking hinders healing in the mouth. It can reduce the likelihood of a successful implant.
  • Alcohol or substance abusers who are not prepared to follow the dentist’s instructions after placement of the implant, such as no smoking, and returning for follow-up.
  • People with various chronic diseases and/or systemic problems

As always our doctors make the final determination if the individual is a good candidate for an implant after a through exam and a detailed review of a patients health history. Implant therapy in CitiDental involves a team of 2 doctors an Oral Surgeon or Implant Specialist who will surgically place the implant(s) and a Restorative Dentist that makes the crowns, bridges, and dentures that the implant or implants will support. Your first step is to make an appointment with one of these professionals for an evaluation. Your initial evaluation will include an examination of your mouth and teeth and a thorough review of your medical and dental histories. Various X-Rays scans of your mouth . This will provide information on the amount of bone in your jaw , its shape and where the nerves and sinuses are. Finally, Our dentists will discuss the options available to you, its cost and possible complications and post operative care. Our dentist will work with you to develop a treatment plan for your needs and preferences.

We at CItiDental , offer a free consultation to see if you qualify for an implant. Our doctors, have placed and restored hundreds if not thousands of implants, so rest assured, IF you decide, you will be with the best professionals in the business. Call today