Dental Implants – The Basics
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for teeth.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by Dr. Ramsey Amin. The teeth attached to implants are very natural-looking and enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable, and should last many years.
Reasons for dental implants:
- Replace one or more missing teeth without grinding down adjacent teeth.
- Prevent bone loss.
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth spaces.
- Restore a patient’s confident smile.
- Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
- Restore or enhance facial appearance.
- Support a bridge or denture, making them secure and comfortable.
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a few visits to our office in Burbank.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While you are numb and/or sedated, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself in the bone from two to six months.
After several weeks, the teeth are made and fitted to the post (abutment) portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. The artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dental implant.
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