Dental implants are replacement artificial teeth that are held firmly in place with titanium posts that are surgically positioned in your jawbone.
Dental implants are replacement artificial teeth that are held firmly in place with titanium posts that are surgically positioned in your jawbone. The artificial crown tooth is secured to the post with an abutment or extension. Dental implants allow you to restore your smile with a solution that allows you to bite and chew normally. Dental implants help to preserve the integrity of your jawbone density and save your jawbone from atrophying. This will help maintain the structure of your face.
The entire team at Missouri River Dental is committed to providing a patient experience unlike any other. The foundation of that philosophy is our personable and professional staff. We collectively strive to blend technology, art, and healthcare for each patient. Our goal is to provide you with an individualized patient experience unlike any other you have had at a dental office. We strive to create a positive and comfortable atmosphere for our patients while still meeting their dental needs, wishes, and exceeding expectations. Call us today at 701-751-7177 or enter your request online to schedule an appointment for your evaluation regarding the benefits of a possible dental implant procedure for you. You can conveniently find Missouri River Dental at 1600 Uptown Lane, Bismarck, ND, 58503.
Fifty million Americans experience tooth-loss every year. Traditional dentures have long been the best solution, but there have been recent innovations with different varieties of dental implants that are creating more options.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer significant benefits for you including the following:
- Improved comfort- Because they function as a replacement tooth root, dental implants eliminate the need to remove dentures.
- Improved appearance- Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth. The titanium used is designed to fuse with the jawbone, creating stability and security.
- Easier eating- Loose and slipping dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to bite, chew, and eat your favorite foods with confidence.
- Improved speech- With ill-fitting dentures, the appliance can slip resulting in you mumbling or slurring your words. With dental implants this worry is gone.
- Improved self-esteem and self-confidence- Dental implants will restore your healthy smile and help you feel better about yourself.
- Durability- Dental implants are durable and will last decades with proper care.
- Improved oral health- Patients who have dental implants placed often claim an improved ability and likelihood to brush and floss regularly, which results in improved overall oral health.
- Convenience- Removable dentures can be inconvenient. Dental implants eliminate the inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for any dental adhesives to keep them in place.
- Structural Integrity- By filling gaps, dental implants not only preserve the original jawbone, but they also significantly reduce the likelihood of infections developing.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The entire procedure of receiving a dental implant will take several visits and several months to complete.
Your initial evaluation starts the process. Missouri River Dental will take x-rays to clarify determine the density of your jawbone to see if it can support the dental implant. If your jawbone has atrophied, a bone grafting procedure may initiate the process. If there is a damaged or decayed tooth that must be extracted, it will be removed.
After these preliminary steps are completed, we will begin the actual procedure by administering a local anesthetic to the immediate area. When the tissue is numb, we will make a small incision to gain access to your jawbone. At this point the titanium post is placed into your jawbone.
The next step takes some patience. It will take several months for the post to grow, fuse, or integrate with the jawbone. This is important because this is how the stability and strength are secured. We next add an abutment or extension to reach the surface of your gumline. Finally, we affix the artificial crown on the abutment and your dental implant is completed.
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Dental Implants Vs Dental Bridges
If you are a candidate for a dental implant, you may also consider a dental bridge, especially if you have experienced significant bone loss. The dental bridge will use neighboring teeth for support, which places crowns or metal wings over these healthy teeth to keep the false tooth in place and fill the gap. There are several distinct types of dental bridges for different situations. Bridges are usually made from zirconia or porcelain, and the crowns are commonly made of porcelain.
An additional benefit with a dental bridge is that the procedure is less invasive and less painful. Dental bridges are also considerably faster and less costly. Talk with Missouri River Dental about which approach is best for you.
The Implications if You Do Not Replace the Missing Tooth
Dental implants can help to protect overall oral health, simply by allowing you to better brush and floss. When a tooth is missing, the neighboring teeth will soon shift into the gap. This will change your bite alignment and make it more difficult for you to brush and floss properly. This now leads to bacteria, which in turn leads to cavities, gum disease and more. Neglecting to have a dental implant placed will lead to a variety of oral health issues.
Proper Care of Your Dental Implant
One of the primary contributing factors to the longevity of a dental implant is how you care for the implant. A dental implant should be treated like a natural tooth and should be properly brushed and flossed. This will maintain the health of the gums, and your surrounding teeth as well.
Even though your new implant will be strong a healing process is required after the implant is surgically placed. For the first couple of weeks, a diet of softer food is recommended, with a slow introduction of harder foods. Your jawbone will need to acclimate to the new force and pressure that is being applied.
A dental implant is an excellent, long-term option for tooth replacement. If you are missing a tooth or need a tooth pulled, speak with Missouri River Dental about a dental implant for you.
Changing the Dental Experience Norm
One Patient at a Time
Missouri River Dental provides you with a clean, comfortable, and modern feel. Our team goal is to provide you with the best possible care utilizing the most current dental technologies and services. The entire team at Missouri River Dental focuses on providing comprehensive, quality oral health care that is always centered on you, our patient. We appreciate the value of your time. That is why we are flexible with our hours of operation; open early, open late, and open Saturdays. Call us now at 701-751-7177 or make your appointment online for your personal evaluation and consultation regarding the benefits of a dental implant restoration for you. Our office is located at 1600 Uptown Lane, Bismarck, ND, 58503.