When it comes to restorative treatments, dental implants are an excellent option for many patients. It can be difficult to tell which restorative treatment options will benefit you most, though, so Dr. Kandar can help. Here's what to know about dental implants and what you can expect from our San Francisco office.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an artificial tooth root that a periodontist places into the jaw to hold the replace tooth or bridge. This is an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are actually more tooth saving than traditional bridgeworks, since implants do not relay on neighboring teeth for support.
A Natural Confidence Boost
This advanced cosmetic dentistry procedure provides natural-look and natural-feel teeth. You may forget that ever lost a tooth. Your confidence about your teeth affect on how you feel about yourself both professionally and personally. Maybe you would hide your teeth because of spacing and missing tooth or your dentures don’t fit to you. Maybe you have the difficulty in chewing when you are eating. There is good news in dental implants, you will smile, talk and eat in comforts and confidence.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants can last for a long time by caring, maintenance and proper conditions. Having this procedure completed can be done on one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth. It supports a bridge and eliminates the need for removal partial dentures. It also provides support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable to you.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate to have dental implants is one who has good oral health. Enough bone in your jaw is needed to help support the implant. Those who have healthy gum tissues and that are free from periodontal disease are the best candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are made up of titanium and metal fixtures that are placed within the jawbone with great precision. They provide a highly biocompatible surface, which enables bone to completely fill in and provide long-term stability.
The Dental Implant Procedure
This procedure is a team effort between you and your dentist as well as your periodontist. Your dentist and periodontists will communicate with you regarding on how your dental implants and where your implants should be placed. Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since the periodontist are the dental experts who specialized precisely area. They are the ideal dental implants team that will do the procedures. They have the special knowledge; training facilities that you need to have your teeth that look and feel just like your own. Your dentist and your periodontist will work together to make your dream come true for having a beautiful teeth like a real one.
How Long Do Implants Last?
Once the implants are in place, they also require the same care as you would give to natural teeth. In order to make to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply. After treatment your periodontist will work closely with you and your dentist to develop the best care plan for you. Periodic follow-up visits will be schedule to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure that they are healthy. Recovery from the dental implant procedures depends on a number of factors, one of which includes the various procedures required to complete your treatment. However, it is generally recognized that once an impact has been placed, maintaining diligent oral hygiene habits required to ensure proper fusing of the implant and bone structure. If cared properly, on implant restoration can remain in place for more than forty years.