Dental Implants Explained by a Dentist
Implants have transformed the smiles for millions of people by providing a non removable prosthesis which acts as your natural tooth. They are designed to restore a single missing tooth or several consecutive teeth, often providing a natural and comfortable fit without oral surgery.
Dentists are using implants to replace missing tooth and offer an alternative to traditional bridges or dentures. Dental implant surgeries are complex procedures that require a dentist with extensive training and experience.
The first thing to do is determine if the patient is a suitable candidate for the dental implant. Our team at Mount Sinai performs an entire physical exam, panoramic CT scan and 3D convex beam CT to determine the most appropriate treatment for you.
The next step is to prepare your jawbone. This may include removing a damaged tooth or performing minor bone-grafting procedures in areas where there isn’t enough bone to support the implant.
Once the site has been prepared, your dentist will insert a titanium post in your jawbone. The titanium post is used as the tooth root and will be osseointegrated with your jawbone.
The crown is placed on the implant once it has bonded. Your Emergency Dentist Marietta ensures that the tooth will fit well with your existing teeth, look natural and feel comfortable