Enjoy Natural Looking Implants
Dental implants, as well as implant-supported dentures, allow you to have a natural-looking tooth or teeth, even if you have had missing teeth for years. You can treat your dental implants just like regular teeth, brushing and flossing as you would regularly do. In general, it takes three in-house surgical appointments to give you dental implants.
At the first surgery, a post will be embedded into the bone where the root of the missing tooth should be. The post will be left alone for several months to fuse with and provide stimulation to the bone. After Dr. Ingram has ensured that the post is solidly in place, he will then perform a second surgery where an abutment is added to the post. This abutment will support the permanent dental crown. At the second surgery, a temporary crown will be placed on the abutment.
By the final surgery, the permanent dental crown will be ready. This crown is created to look exactly like the surrounding teeth in shade and shape. It is surgically adhered to the abutment, and functions just like a normal tooth.
What If Bone Density Is Too Low for Dental Implants?
If you have compromised bone density, you may be able to enjoy denture-supported dental implants. These dental implants do not include a post; instead, several implants are surgically added at the gum line. A permanent denture is affixed to these dental implants. This is a terrific alternative to those who are not candidates for tooth implant surgery.