Dental implants are used for replacing the root of the teeth. They are made from a combination of titanium and dental-grade ceramic, which make them look exactly like natural teeth. No other alternative comes close to implants as they offer the most realistic appearance and functionality.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Implants are highly durable and long-lasting. Their durability can be compared to that of natural teeth. They restore the functionality of your mouth, allowing you to bite and chew food like normal.
Implants guarantee you a stable and firm set of teeth in your jawbone as the prosthetic tooth is fixed in place with the help of a metal stud, which is inserted in the jawbone. The dental implant acts as the tooth root and gives you a stable foundation to bite and chew food. The ceramic crown is used as a replacement for the tooth's crown, which helps cover the implant's metal stud. It is customized to match the appearance of your natural teeth, making them indistinguishable from them.
What Is the Procedure Involved in Getting Dental Implants?
In our practice, we conduct an in-depth diagnosis to understand your oral condition and check for factors such as jawbone deterioration, gum diseases, spacing between teeth, etc. Also, we will check if you are suffering from any other oral disease or diabetes or take any medication that could interfere with your treatment. On this basis, we will customize your treatment plan and put forward a suitable solution.
The initial step involved in getting implants is removing the damaged tooth. We will carefully extract it by ensuring minimal damage to its root structure. Local anesthesia will be administered to numb the tissues of your mouth during this process.
Getting implants involves two stages - surgery and the insertion process. During surgery, we will make a small incision on your gums and expose the jawbone underneath it. The dentist will carefully insert the implant into place using high-precision equipment. The wound will be sutured using dental stitches and allowed to heal for a few weeks, during which you will have to avoid certain types of food.
During the next appointment, we will check if the bone has bonded well with the implant stud. If so, we will place a connecting abutment on it, which acts as an intermediary component between the implant and your ceramic crown. Next, we will take digital scans of your mouth to get its digital data, which is used as a reference for fabricating your crown. The data is sent to a dental laboratory, where it is used to create a custom crown made from dental-grade ceramic material. We bond it onto the abutment using special adhesives so that it stays firmly fixed on top of it without any hassle and discomfort.
To learn more, visit us at Helena, MT or call us at (406) 443-6160 to schedule an appointment with the dentist and we will be happy to help.