Dental Implants for a Stronger Smile
Dental implants are intended to offer a foundation for artificial teeth, which feel, function and look like normal teeth. People who have missing teeth can then smile with confidence, and eat almost anything they choose. Implants preserve the facial structure and have a natural appearance. These small titanium posts are inserted into the area of the jaw that the missing teeth used to occupy. Then, the titanium fuses onto the bone, producing a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Furthermore, dental implants maintain facial contours, which stops bone deterioration from occurring when teeth are lost.
Dental implants have changed many people’s lives! Thanks to these devices, people are enjoying the confidence and comfort to talk, eat, laugh and live life to its fullest, with less movement and maintenance than traditional dentures.
Dental Implant Evaluation Procedure
If you wish to join the ranks of those who have benefited from implant dentistry, we request that you partake in a radiographic/dental assessment and medical history check. During these consultations, your particular requirements will be evaluated by Dr. Huelsman (or by a Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon recommended by our office). Addressing your concerns and queries is our top priority, so our staff will work diligently to ensure the success of your procedure.
How Dental Implants are Fitted
Dental implants are metallic anchors, which serve as a substitute for tooth roots. They are inserted into the jawbone surgically. Then, tiny posts are fixed to the implants, which extend through the gums. The posts offer strong anchors for artificial teeth.
Once the implants have fused onto the jaw, the surgeon will fix a healing collar to the implants. Then, Dr. Huelsman will produce your replacement teeth. First, he will take an impression, then attachments or posts will be fixed to the implants. After this, the artificial teeth are produced over the attachments or posts. Typically, the whole process takes about half a year. The majority of patients experience no disruption to their daily lives.