Do you need help with your decaying teeth, an ill-fitting denture or a bridge? Dental implants may be the right option for you. A dental implant involves a titanium screw that acts as a base and is carefully implanted into your jawline, accompanied by a crown to give a natural replacement of an actual tooth. An experienced dental implant specialist will have the knowledge and expertise to help you get your smile back. Here you will find helpful information that will guide you through the process.
Why Do You Need a Dental Implant Specialist?
Regarding tooth replacement, implant specialists have more experience than general dentists. At Riverwoods Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Jenkins focuses on implant surgery with techniques he has perfected throughout his career. His expertise allows him to precisely place the implant while minimizing any trauma that may occur.
How Does Tooth Replacement Work?
The condition of your jawbone and the type of dental implant for replacement will determine the procedure you need. The surgical process of replacing the root of your tooth with a titanium screw is the first step to ensure the implants do not slip. It is a relatively painless procedure, but options for anesthesia are available for comfort. Once in place, a crown fits over the top to achieve a natural look.
Who Needs Full Dental Implants?
Full-mouth dental implants are helpful for people in various situations. If you suffer from gum disease, have multiple missing teeth, or your teeth are worn out from chronic teeth grinding, then this procedure may be suitable for you. It is an excellent restoration choice that will last a lifetime and save you from the time-consuming maintenance associated with conventional dentures.
What Are Some Tooth Replacement Options?
There are several options to choose from to help restore your beautiful smile. A simple crown for a single tooth, a fixed bridge or a fixed partial denture are options for you if you only require limited replacement. If you opt for a fixed bridge or partial denture, it will look, function and feel like natural teeth and does not require removal for cleaning and maintenance.
How Long Does Permanent Tooth Replacement Take?
Generally, the surgery will take place in two stages. The initial implants will take four to six months to heal before the surgeon can attach the crowns. The time can vary depending on if you require partial or full-mouth fixed dentures. Although each case may differ, you will have this information at the time of your initial visit, but generally, it will take several months before the process is complete. You can wear temporary dentures or another type of interim tooth replacement during this time.
Contact Your Dental Implant Specialist Today!
Riverwoods Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is committed to providing quality dental implants to enhance your smile. Our friendly, caring, patient staff are here to make you feel comfortable, confident, and safe. Our primary goal is to make your journey to a brand new smile a wonderful and life-changing experience. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation!