Before the development of implant dentistry, a fixed bridge, a partial denture,or a complete denture was the treatment of choice to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. A fixed bridge often causes patients to lose unnecessary adjacent tooth structures. A partial denture or a complete denture can be a difficult adjustment for patients that have lost multiple teeth.
Dental implant is a synthetic structure that is placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implant is anchored and integrated into the maxilla or the jawbone acting as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants are used to retain and support a fixed or a removable denture.
Not everyone is a candidate for dental implant restorations. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have quality bone width and depth, as well as good bone density. All the parameters including health history, medications, and dental occlusion must be carefully evaluated by an expert restorative dentist and the surgeon prior to treatment.
Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic. The quality of an implant differs in the design, the surface technology, and the quality of the metal. Dental implant restorations are well designed teeth-replacement options that mimic the look and feel of natural teeth.
A surgical procedure is necessary for the placement of the implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for the bone to integrate with the implant. This healing period varies depending on the quality and the brand of the implant. In most cases, the implant restoration can be completed within 2 to 3 months from the time the implant is placed.
Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a longtime. Our office uses and restores with exclusively the Straumann implant systems, as they are recognized to be the leader in highest quality implant restorations.
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Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth, Straumann dental implants offer a state-of-the-art, reliable solution to provide you a healthy, natural-looking smile. Straumann dental implants help prevent bone loss, avoid shifting teeth and changes in facial structure, and maintain the health of remaining natural teeth and your overall long-term oral health.