Dental implants are a great alternative for those who have lost their teeth because of disease, injury or trauma.
Dental implants are a great alternative for those who have lost their teeth because of disease, injury or trauma. In essence a dental implant is the prosthetic replacement of a tooth or multiple teeth that have gone missing. A dental implant is surgically placed directly into the jawbone and then allowed to fuse over time with the bone. This fusing process can take anywhere from a few months to several months or longer. The dental implant itself becomes a replacement for the root of the missing tooth.
Ultimately the implant will accept an artificial tooth or be used as a way to secure a bridge or even a full denture. Keep in mind that when a dental implant fuses to the jawbone it virtually mimics a natural tooth and the tooth root. Because it stands by itself without affecting nearby teeth it has incredible stability and a natural look and feel. Today modern dental implants are usually made of titanium, a metal that offers the opportunity for integration with bone without being identified as a foreign object by the body. In recent years dental implant technology has advanced to levels never before imagined.
With an incredibly high success rate dental implant technology has offered implant placement techniques that enjoy success rates of as high as 99%. Dental implants can be used to place removable dental appliances, a dental bridge or dentures as well as a single tooth. With so many options and such a high success rate dental implant technology has quickly become one of the most important and popular types of dental techniques offered today in terms of modern dentistry. Talk with your Elk Grove Dentist, Dr. My Huynh at Laguna Park Dentistry for more information on dental implants and all that they make possible.