A dental implant refers to an artificial tooth root surgically positioned into your jawbone under your gums. Implants allow our dentist to mount replacement teeth on them. As they fuse well with your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth such as dentures, bridges, and crowns. Once planted into the implant, they fit perfectly and help you resort to your activities such as chewing, talking, and smiling.
When are Implants Suggested?
Our dentist will carry out a dental examination to check your overall dental health. You may get qualified for this procedure if you have broken, missing, or severely decayed teeth. Our dentist will also check if you have enough bone volume and healthy gums to support the new teeth structure before designing your treatment plan.
How is the Procedure Performed?
- Our dentist will create an individualized treatment plan addressing all your specific needs. After creating your plan, they will place a tooth root implant in the bone socket of your missing teeth. This implant stud is a small post made using titanium.
- As your jawbone heals, it grows around this titanium post, thereby anchoring it safely into the jaw. The healing process after this step may take 6-12 weeks.
- Once the implant is bonded properly into your jawbone, our dentist will use a small connector post known as an abutment to attach it to hold the new teeth.
- You will be asked to give impressions of your mouth to fabricate the restoration. Following this, our dentist will create a model of your bite. A replacement tooth, known as a dental crown, will be attached to the abutment.
- In some cases, instead of individual dental crowns, some patients opt for attachments placed on the implant to support and retain a removable denture.
- Our dentist will also match the color of the implant crown to your natural teeth. As the dental implant is secured properly within the jawbone, it will provide your natural teeth the same look, feel, and function.
What is the After-Care of the Procedure?
After your procedure, our dentist will ask you to care for your implants the same way you care for your existing teeth. You can continue with the regular dental routine of brushing and flossing your teeth. Use an antibacterial mouthwash to keep the accumulation of plaque, tartar, and bacteria at bay. It would be best if you also visited our dental practice for regular dental check-ups and preventive dental care.
Please reach out to Rota Advanced Dental Care in Colorado Springs, CO, 80923, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Rota. Please call us at (719) 598-1224 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.