All About Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement
- Posted on: Jul 15 2019
Tooth loss can have a negative impact on the smile. With dental implants, patients in and around the area can of Brunswick, ME can permanently address missing teeth. Implants have become a popular choice for many patients in the area, and Dr. James Oshetski may recommend them for patients.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are restorations that are used to replace one or more teeth. They are versatile and may be used in a variety of ways to achieve a fully restored smile. Dental implants may:
- Be placed in the dental arch and covered with a dental crown to replace a single tooth within the dental arch.
- Be used to act as an anchor or one or both sides of a missing tooth to place a dental bridge.
- Be utilized by patients with full dentures as a way of stabilizing the false teeth and avoiding the use of dental adhesives.
These restorations are made of titanium metal and are placed into the bone of the jaw. The restoration is then placed on the abutment at the top of the implant. With the use of dental implants, patients can address missing teeth in a way that is permanent and long-lasting, as most implants will last a lifetime!
Dental implant procedure
The placement of dental implants is a process that starts with an initial evaluation. The evaluation often includes dental x-rays to check the health of the dental bone to determine if placement of the implant will be successful. Then, a procedure is scheduled, during which local anesthetics and sedation are used to comfort the patient as the implant is put in place. The dental implant is later restored as desired after the process of osseointegration (bone growth) is complete.
Call Dr. James A. Oshetski today to learn about dental implants
Restoring the natural smile following tooth loss can be done in a permanent manner with the use of dental implants. We encourage patients to visit the practice of Dr. James A. Oshetski to discuss whether or not implants are right for them. Call (207) 729-1159 to schedule an appointment and find out if implants are right for you!
Posted in: Dental Implants