How Do Dental Implants Work?
There is a good chance you have heard of dental implants. Unless you personally know someone who has them, however, you likely have a lot of questions. For instance, what exactly is a dental implant? Why do you need them? And how do dental implants work?
Whether you are curious if you are a good candidate for dental implants or you are just trying to understand what they are, we have you covered.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that look and function like the real thing. They are made using a custom dental crown that will match the surrounding teeth in shape, color, size, and so forth. This allows it to blend in beautifully and look natural.
Mini Dental Implants which are our primary implants are an advanced type of implant over conventional implants. Mini Dental Implants are more comfortable in placement due to the gum not needing to be cut and dramatically less expensive.
Conventional dental implants consist of 3 main parts - the implant, the abutment that holds the dental crown in place, and the dental crown itself. While Mini Dental Implants consist of only 2 main parts - the implant and the dental crown.
With Mini Dental Implant placement, the mini dental implants allow immediate placement of customized dental crowns, snap-on dentures and roundhouse bridges due to immediately creating extremely strong anchorage in the bone. With conventional implants, they are left to fuse with the bone for several months so that it can be a strong anchor and then after several months customized dental crowns, snap-on dentures and roundhouse bridges can be done.
The Importance of Dental Implants
Each of the teeth in your mouth relies on the tooth next to it for support, keeping each other in alignment. Unfortunately, when one goes missing, so does the support.
Over time, the open spaces allow adjacent teeth to begin moving. This happens little by little until the teeth eventually move out of alignment. Gaps can form, teeth can become crooked and crowded together, and you can become at risk for complex dental issues.
Tooth replacements, such as dental implants, stop this from happening. They fill the open space and provide the necessary support.
A Free Consultation and 3D Scan to Determine who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a wonderful solution for many patients. A free consultation evaluation and 3D x-ray are done to determine whether they are the right option for you.
If your dentist does not believe that dental implants are the right fit for your oral health needs, there are many other tooth replacement options that can be recommended.
Ready to Learn More About Dental Implants?
If you are interested in learning more about how dental implants work, speak with the team at Fine Dental Care. After all, Dr. Fine has been placing dental implants for over 3 decades. His experience and precision are vital for successful treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How painful are dental implants?
Getting dental implants is usually manageable. Local anesthesia is used during the dental implant procedure so that you do not feel any pain. Once that wears off, you should expect to experience some level of discomfort. This can usually be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers and is only temporary.
Does insurance cover dental implants?
Yes, some insurance companies will cover the cost of dental implants or at least a portion. It is important to take a closer look at your specific coverage.