How Do Dental Implants Work?

Aug 13, 2021 | Dental Information

If you lack self-confidence because of missing teeth, dental implants can help you with this problem. It is a safe solution that will allow you to show off your smile and will restore your confidence as well. If you would like to eat, smile and talk confidently, dental implants are definitely the answer.

If you have a tooth that is either damaged or decayed, it will have to be removed so that the rest of your mouth does not suffer and your other teeth do not deteriorate. The removal will affect both the tooth and the root, and a dental implant is essentially what will be used as a substitute for the root. Implants are generally made of titanium and this small post will bond with bone, creating a strong foundation that will be able to support the replacement tooth.

In order for the dental implant to fuse with the natural bone, it will have to be placed within the jawbone. An assessment will first have to be completed by a dentist to determine if the patient requires an implant-supported bridge or a denture containing multiple teeth. Once this has been determined, the treatment process can begin and the dentist can start with the placement of the implant. Anaesthesia will be given to keep the patient comfortable throughout the procedure, during which the implant will be surgically placed into the patient’s jawbone. The implant will start to fuse with the jawbone as the patient starts to heal and the implant and jawbone will grow together to eventually form a long-lasting support for the replacement tooth.

The length of the healing process is different for each patient and can take anywhere from just a few weeks to several months. Most patients are able to go about their daily routine while they heal because it’s rare for complications to occur after the procedure. After the implant bonds with the jawbone, a small connector, known as an abutment, will be placed over the implant, which will connect the replacement tooth. Once these steps have been completed, the replacement tooth, implant-supported bridge or denture containing multiple teeth will be attached to the connector and the patient will be left with a mouth full of natural and healthy looking teeth.

Missing teeth can cause people to hide their beautiful smiles and will prevent them from eating their favourite foods and even laughing, but this does not have to be the case any longer because dental implants are the perfect answer. Slipacoff Dental in Sarnia will help you achieve a smile you are proud of, so whether you need a dental bridge, crowns, invisible braces, teeth implants, teeth whitening or veneers, we can do it all!