If you are considering dental implants, let us help you fully understand what a dental implant is and what options exist for dental implants. A dental implant can mean several things. All dental implants are basically artificial teeth.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are bonded with your natural bone. They resemble a screw and are inserted in to your gums. A connector is placed on the top of the dental implant to hold and support your crown. Each crown is custom made to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth. Dental implants allow your mouth to look and feel natural. A dental implant actually preserves natural bone and helps stimulate bone growth.
Right now an estimated 4 million people use dental implants and that number is growing by 500,000 per year.
How Long Do Dental Implants Take to Install?
Each patient and each situation is different. After an initial consultation, our team will develop a treatment plan for your dental implants. Total treatment time depends on your needs, medical and dental history, jawbone condition, and the technique and materials used. Our staff works quickly to provide you with the fastest service possible. Once we have your implants we will schedule a time to conduct the implant surgery and install your new dental implants.
How Many Teeth Can Have Implants?
We can develop a plan for as many teeth as needed for dental implants. For some patients, there is only one or two damaged teeth that need an implant. Or maybe they had a tooth knocked out. Our team creates a plan to use dental implants for those instances. In other situations we may need to replace the majority of the teeth or even all of them. In this case, we design a plan that fits the needs of the mouth. Obviously replacing the majority or all of the teeth takes longer. This procedure may be broken up in to multiple visits to complete the installation of all the dental implants.
If you are considering dental implants or if you simply need more information about how they work, how much they cost or if they are an option for your situation, please give one of our offices a call and we’ll be happy to help provide you any information you need.