Implants are dental devices that permanently replace missing teeth. They have two essential parts: a titanium steel post and a false tooth. Dr. Bader installs the post in your jawbone, which secures the false tooth into place.
At Dental Impressions, Dr. Bader can perform a single crown implant or construct a multi-unit bridge. He may also use mini implants to stabilize your dentures.
Dr. Bader examines the health of your mouth to determine if dental implants are right for you. He also reviews your medical history to ensure any medical conditions you have won’t interfere with the surgery.
You may be a good candidate for implants if you:
Before your dental implant surgery, Dr. Bader creates a custom treatment plan for you. That involves taking X-rays and making an impression of your mouth, which he sends to a dental lab so they can start creating your implant. Dr. Bader performs the rest your dental implant surgery in stages.
Preparing the jawbone: If you still have a damaged tooth, Dr. Bader extracts it. He also evaluates and prepares your jawbone to ensure it’s ready to support the implant.
If Dr. Bader finds that your jaw needs extra bone to support the surgery, you may need a bone graft. In that case, he moves bone from another area of your jaw or body to your jaw.
Installing the post: Once your jaw heals from the extraction or bone graft, Dr. Bader installs the metal post in the space left by your missing tooth. After the installation, your jaw will heal and fuse to the metal post over the course of several months.
Installing the abutment: After you’ve passed that healing stage, Dr. Bader places the abutment, which is an extension of the metal post. Then, once your soft tissue has healed from that procedure, he places the permanent tooth on the post.
The false tooth closely resembles the shape and color of your natural teeth. Your implants also function like your other teeth for chewing and should be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth.
To learn more about dental implants, schedule an evaluation at Dental Impressions by phone or using the online booking feature.
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