There are several oral infections that can lead to tooth decay and other oral problems. Tooth decay can be solved through several dental treatments that can restore or reconstruct your smile.
Your smile is really important, we have learned in a previous post 1 in 2 strangers will first notice your smile; this is just one of the many reasons why a beautiful smile is important. However, sometimes accidents can happen teeth can get damage, fracture and even loss.
To replace this lost tooth or set of loss teeth your dentist might recommend you a dental implant. Dental implants can help patients who have lost a tooth because of:
- Congenital Defects
- Excessive Wear and Tear
- Gum Disease (Periodontitis)
- Failure in Root Canal procedure
- Tooth Decay
- Tooth Trauma (Injury)
Dental Procedure: Dental Implants
Consultation and Diagnosis
Only a professional dentist can determine if a dental implant is right for you and Sani Dental Group has more 25 dentist with year of experienced, our dental clinics have dentists, oral surgeons and periodontist capable of performing this dental surgery and many more. During your appointment your dentist will examine your teeth, your gums, your bone density and evaluate if you qualify for this surgery.
To provide a more accurate diagnosis your dentist could use an x-rays and Computer Tomography scans (CT scans); in the case of Sani Dental Group, we have both technologies and are more than capable of explaining our patients this procedure step, by step and answer all question you might have.
Remember a dental implant is surgical procedure in which a rod is placed into your jaw bone to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, dental bridge, and/or denture.
Dental Implant Placement
Today placing a dental implant is safer, more affordable and with a higher success rate than ever before; thanks to the biologic process called osseointegration, here the materials that compose the implant (titanium) formed an intimate bond with our jaw bone.
The first thing your dentist will do after evaluation is make an incision on the crest of bone, dividing the attached gingiva. In this flap will be pushed back and expose the bone, in this space the dentist will drill a pilot hole, this small-diameter hole will serve a guide for the implant. To avoid damage, your dentist will drill with a wider bit each time, slowly widening the hole until it reaches the appropriate size and allowing the placement of the implant. Once the implant is placed a protective cover screw is placed on top to and your dentist will offer you a few instructions.
Afterwards a temporary crown will be place, this crown will serve as a template around which the gum can grows and shapes itself in a natural way. Your dentist will now set-up your next appointment, this next appointment will be 4~6 months later; allowing osseointegration to occur and for your jaw bone to heal.
Permanent Abutment Placement
After the months have pass and your gums have heal, the next step is to return to the dental clinic. During this visit your dentist will uncover the implant and remove the temporary crown that had been placed. Your dentist will evaluate the implant and if necessary will make a few adjustments (remove any excess gum tissue, remove any plaque or bacteria build-up).
Now the abundant will be placed and prepare; the dentist will add dental cement and the permanent crown that has been prepared will also be placed. Through this extensive dental procedure your loss tooth will return and you will once again be able to smile and enjoy many of the pleasures you had before.
As we have mention, a dental implant is surgical procedure in which a rod is place into your jaw bone to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, dental bridge, and/or denture; depending on the oral lesion the patient has.
For our dental clinic in Los Algodones your smile and oral health is important, we know that our teeth can be loss for a variety of reasons. This damage shouldn’t be permanent today there are many technologies and procedure that can help you recover loss teeth, reconstruct a smile and restore your self-esteem. The best thing is that all these treatments are at affordable rates, with savings up to 70% when compare to U.S. and Canada.
For more information we invite you to read the following posts:
Implant Supported Denture
A Dental Bridge, Partial Denture, Dental Implant; which one is better?
Dentures vs Implants
We invite you to visit the city of Los Algodones or call us and see how we can help you restore your smile.
The steps and procedures mentioned in this post are procedures available in the medical field; however, not all these treatments and procedures are perform at Sani Dental Group. To confirm if this procedure is perform at our dental clinics, please contact us directly.