Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone in place of your missing teeth. The bone fuses with the titanium implant through a process called osseointegration, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. We will custom-fabricate a crown from dental-grade ceramic and bond it to the implant, which will act as the replacement tooth.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are extremely versatile and can be used to replace one, some, or all of your teeth. Getting dental implants would require you to meet the following criteria:
- Missing one or more teeth due to injury, infection, or decay.
- Sufficient jawbone volume to support the metal implant stud.
- Good oral and overall health.
- Willingness to visit our dental practice multiple times over the span of a few months and maintain optimum oral hygiene.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants have many advantages over other tooth-replacement options. The implants themselves act as tooth roots, so they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Once in place, implants prevent bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. Implants are quite long-lasting, provided you maintain good oral practices and get rid of unhealthy oral habits. Also, the ceramic crown that would replace the missing tooth would be customized to match the appearance of your natural teeth perfectly, thus allowing you to smile and talk with confidence.
What Does Getting Dental Implants Involve?
Getting dental implants would require you to go through a surgical procedure. During your surgery, we will administer local anesthesia to numb the jawbone, gums, and surrounding oral tissues. Once the sedative takes effect, we will gently make a small hole in the jawbone and place the metal implant in it. It will be secured firmly with the use of dental adhesives, and a suitable healing period would be suggested.
During the healing period, the jawbone fuses with your implant and forms a bond. During the next visit, we will place a prosthetic crown on the implant and check for a perfect fit. If any changes are required, we will make them and bond the crown to the implant. When the procedure is complete, your new tooth appears and functions just as well as your original tooth.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Day Dental Implants and Dentures, call (701) 888-9222 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 5120 Prosperity Way Ste. 108, Fargo, ND.