Dental implants are a permanent restorative dentistry treatment that can be used to replace one or more lost or missing teeth. They are known as the gold standard of tooth replacement. This is because they offer high-quality, long-lasting restorations that improve the form and function of the bite.
Dental implants provide key benefits for the long-term health of your smile when compared to traditional removable appliances. From improving bone retention in the jaw to a secure and stable bite, dental implants can give you back your best quality of life after tooth loss.
Experienced dentists in Rosedale, Dr. Evan Padousis, Dr. Shalini Sethi, and Dr. Stavros Papaeracleous can provide dental implants to patients who have single lost teeth or arches of missing teeth. They collaborate with their patients to determine their candidacy for dental implants and provide the right restoration to fit their specific needs.
Dental Implant Treatment
Prior to treatment, we will take x-rays and scans of the teeth. One of our dentists will help determine if dental implants are the right treatment for your needs. We can provide treatment for tooth or gum infections and recommend grafting services.
To begin, we will place one or more implants into the jaw bone. During a process called osseointegration, the implant posts become anchored to the jaw bone. This process can take two to six months. We will fit you with temporary teeth during the healing process. Once we find that the implants are fully anchored, we will attach the dental crown or restoration to the implant.
Dental Implant FAQs
Are you interested in implant treatment but want to know more? Read answers to common questions about dental implants below:
What can I do to help my implants during the healing process?
To ensure that your implants anchor to the jaw bone, continue to maintain a good oral hygiene routine. We recommend that patients avoid smoking or using tobacco products during their implant treatment. This is because nicotine slows the healing process and can also contribute to periodontitis.
We will schedule follow-up visits to give you updates on your implants. Please attend these visits for a smooth recovery.
What are the benefits of dental implant treatment?
Once they fuse to the jaw bone, dental implants become a permanent part of the mouth. Implants not only secure crown or dental restoration but also improve the health of the surrounding teeth and gums. Replacing a missing tooth at the root or supporting an arch of false teeth with implants can prevent shifting and overcrowded teeth.
In addition, the crowns and false teeth that we secure with implants match the shape and shade of natural teeth. Implants and implant restorations easily blend in with the natural smile.
Am I a candidate for dental implant treatment?
Before treatment, we will make sure that you have enough bone tissue to support one or more implants. If needed, we will recommend bone grafting treatment or sinus augmentation. These treatments provide adequate bone tissue to support and anchor the implants. We will also find the locations of the sinuses and nerves for the best placement possible.
Replace Your Missing Teeth Today
Do you want a fuller, healthier smile? Ask us about treatment with dental implants. Schedule a dental appointment with our dentists online or call Rosedale Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at (410) 376-8548.