Ask us about dental implants if you have missing teeth, loose-fitting complete dentures, or an uncomfortable bridge. The natural tooth consists of a crown and a root. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root which is inserted directly into the jawbone to replace a lost tooth.
Over a certain period of time, the dental implant bonds with the bone (osseointegration). The bonding of the implant with the bone is a prerequisite for achieving a strong foundation for the artificial crown/implant crown.
After healing, the implant acquires the same function as that of a natural tooth root.
A structure referred to as an abutment is placed onto the dental implant to restore the tooth’s crown. With the aid of the structure, artificial crowns or fixtures can be attached to the implant.
At Lakeview Dental, we want you to feel comfortable about any oral procedures you may undergo. To clear any queries about dental implants, learn more about the process below:
Find out if a dental implant is a correct option for you by speaking to your dentist. You may or may not be a good candidate for the implant; the only way to know for sure is to visit your dentist and discuss.
Clear communication: There are circumstances where the implant may feel tender, sore, or even loose. If such is the case, communicate this to your dentist as soon as possible.
Mini implants are tiny titanium screws placed directly into your jaw and help hold the dentures securely in place. The heads of the implants protrude from the gum tissue and provide a robust and solid foundation that allows your denture to snap on tightly and securely.
If you are experiencing loose, uncomfortable dentures or having trouble eating with your dentures, talk to Dr. Newman to discuss the option of having mini implants placed to secure your denture and improve your comfort.