Dental Implant FAQ
When patients lose their permanent teeth, they panic and think there are no lasting solutions to their tooth loss problem. That is simply not the case nowadays with advances in technology.
One permanent solution is the use of dental implants
. It is a popular option and whether you need a partial set of dentures or a full set of ones, implants will help to hold them in place and keep them secure. Come see us at Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center to find out more.
What is a Dental Implant
For whatever reason, there is a great deal of wrong information involving implants surfacing. There are three sections to each implant. The first is anchored to the jawbone directly and called the implant. A titanium screw is secured in place to allow a firm foundation for any other appliance secured to it. The crown
is the final section which is viewable when patients open their mouths. It can be tinted to any hue necessary to blend in with the remaining teeth as well as match the complexion of each patient.
There needs to be complete healing of the implant before dentures and bridges can be placed. The implant needs to completely fuse to the bone structure of the jaw. Permanent components to the patient’s mouth will not shift out of position or need any adhesive applied by the patient.
Who Needs Dental Implants?
Dental implants can provide a healthy structure and solution to those patients suffering from pain and discomfort due to tooth loss and decay as well as periodontal disease. Implants will be highly recommended for those patients who can support the implants with good oral hygiene.
Are there different types of Dental Implants?
Patients do not always realize that there are different kinds of implants and both can provide a permanent answer to the patient’s artificial tooth needs. While they are all utilized for different scenarios, the most popular implant used by our patients is the endosteal implant. Through a surgical procedure, the implants are placed into both the upper and lower jawbones to provide a solid anchor point. After appropriate healing has occurred, the post is then anchored to the implant. At that point, artificial teeth can then be placed and permanently affixed to the implant.
The subperiosteal implant is another type. This is not utilized as often and typically only recommended when patients do not have enough supportive structure to use an endosteal implant. A frame is developed, made out of metal, is placed over the gum rather than into the jawbone. After a while, the framework will bond to the limited bone structure. The artificial teeth are then attached to the framework.
Patients who have artificial tooth needs and are nervous about proceeding should not hesitate to contact us at Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center. Come in for a consultation to find out the appropriate details in a comfortable environment. We are also available by phone for those people unable to come into the office. Call us at (470) 222-8983 and we can discuss the options or set up your appointment. Remember, we are always here to answer your questions and provide you with all the necessary information.