Understanding Dental Implants
THOUGH THE TERM MAY SOUND VERY FAMILIAR, you might still be a little unsure about what dental implants actually are—and why they are such a great solution for tooth loss. Don’t let that embarrass you! Dr. Fenderson understands that most people are actually in the dark about this. Talking about dental implants isn’t exactly common social conversation! We can help.
The process of applying dental implants begins with inserting small titanium posts into the jaw as the “root structure” for a denture, bridge, or crown. The next step involves several weeks of healing so that these small implants can fuse with your bone and produce a strong anchor. A temporary crown is worn above the implant during the healing time until you are ready for your custom-made crown, bridge, or denture to be securely attached to the small metal post. In the end you’ll be left with a natural-looking, long-lasting, AND beautiful smile!
Here is a short list of benefits:
Eating Will Be Enjoyable Again! — Because dental implants are anchored in the bone, they can provide biting force similar to natural teeth.
You’ll Save Your Healthy Neighboring Teeth! — In most cases, adjacent teeth are not altered or harmed in any way.
Easily Maintenance! — Dental implants are just as easy to brush and floss as natural teeth.
A Permanent Solution! — Your implants can last a lifetime!
Very High Success Rate! — With a 95% success rate, dental implants are one of the most successful options available for replacing missing teeth.