Implants are known to be the best method of replacing teeth. Till date, there hasn't been a more reliable and aesthetic means of replacing broken or missing teeth due to their durability and sustainability.
With implants, jawbone deteriorates less and spaces get filled, ensuring lesser teeth movement and loss of bone structure.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant comes in the form of a Titanium screw that embeds into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. The process of inserting implants are quite vital as they form the base over which artificial teeth replace missing natural ones. Implants are generally surgically placed using a local anesthetic before the procedure.
How do Implants Work?
The surgical procedure of inserting dental implants involves placement of Titanium screws (the implants) directly into the space of the missing teeth. Once placed, they will be left to heal for a few months before the final crown (the restoration) is attached. A healing period allows the implant to properly anchor itself to the jawbone.
Types of Teeth Replacement
1. Single Tooth Replacement
Implants can help to replace a single missing tooth by having a metal post inserted into the jawbone. The implant is then covered with a restorative crown that’d cover the root till the jawline, thereby mimicking an actual tooth.
2. Multiple Teeth Replacement
Multiple missing teeth can also be replaced with implants. They are placed just like how single implants are inserted, and would not require each tooth to be supported by an implant. Patients can now expect to have three sets of teeth replaced with just two implants. With two single-implants, alternate teeth can be replaced with a crown that’d replace the middle tooth with no implant supporting it.
3. Full Teeth Replacement
We can now replace an entire arch of teeth permanently with the help of implants. A set of four implants can easily replace multiple sets of teeth from the upper and lower jaws to give patients a fuller smile.
Visit our practice at Pearl City, HL, by requesting an appointment online or calling our office at (808) 455-4173 for the best and most effective dental procedures.