For the replacement of missing teeth, it is imperative that dental implants are considered. Whether replacing a single tooth or several teeth, implants may provide a more natural appearance. Unlike conventional bridgework, implants can provide tooth replacement without the need to cut down adjacent teeth. The dental preparation of healthy teeth can undermine their integrity and lead later on to further problems. In addition to preservation of the adjacent teeth, the implant also prevents the loss of bones in the area of the missing tooth. Immediately following the loss of a tooth the bone begins to melt away. Replacing the tooth with an implant restores function to the bones and prevents the resorption of the bone.
How the implant works?
To replace a tooth with an implant, a specialist places the implant in the bone in the position of the missing tooth root. This subsequently acts as an anchor to which a new crown is attached after the implant has undergone an integration period. The final restoration is placed by Dr. Hadi four to six months after the placement of initial dental implants.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
After a thorough examination with appropriate x-rays and study models, Dr. Hadi can help you determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
– SIMPLE CASES –
In simple cases, simple dental x-rays are usually sufficient to examine the bone.
– COMPLEX CASES –
Dental implants retain your natural face shape, and smile. Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth when implanted. In more complex cases, specialized implant x-rays, known as tomograms, are usually required.