Dental implants are one of the most commonly performed dental surgeries because of how beneficial these small appliances can be. Implants are ideal for people who are missing teeth but do not want to compromise surrounding teeth with a bridge or those who want a more secure-fitting denture.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is often made with titanium, though there are ceramic implants available. These implants get surgically placed underneath the gum and into the bone of the jaw where it is able to fuse naturally with the bone in roughly three to six months. Once the implant has fused to the bone, a crown can be placed on top for a more even smile.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Because this is a surgical procedure, not every patient is a viable candidate to have implants placed. However, if you are in good health and do not suffer from any bone loss, dental implants can have an incredibly high success rate. The dentist can perform an exam as well as x-ray to determine if implants are right for you.
What to Expect
Dental implant surgery is performed regularly and so it is done quickly and easily. However, because it is a surgery, you should expect to follow all post-operative care to ensure that your implant has more of a chance of fusing with the bone. We here at Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon can assist with any of your dental implant needs.
If you want dental implants, contact us today!