What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root made of a biocompatible material, such as titanium. It is surgically placed into the jawbone and functions as an anchor for missing teeth. Dental implants are an ideal solution for people who have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or other reasons. They provide excellent support for replacement teeth that look and feel natural and create long-lasting results.
Our team of experienced dentists offers superior dental implant restoration services using the latest techniques and technology. Our dedicated professionals are committed to providing quality care and will work closely with you to develop a personalized plan designed to meet your individual needs. We use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the timely completion of your dental implant restoration with maximum accuracy and precision.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
Choosing the right dental restoration treatment is an important decision. For patients looking for a permanent solution to missing teeth, dental implants are an effective option. Dental implants offer many benefits and provide a lasting solution for restoring your smile.
Dental implants are made up of two components: the implant itself which acts as the artificial root, and the crown or bridge that replaces the visible portion of your tooth. The implant is placed directly into your jawbone and provides stability to support the new tooth or bridge, making it feel like you have a natural tooth again. This long-term solution has become increasingly popular due to its effectiveness at restoring aesthetics while also providing greater strength than traditional restorative treatments such as dentures or bridges.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Dental Implant?
The answer varies depending on the individual patient and their specific needs. Generally speaking, it takes anywhere from two weeks to six months for a process that includes placing the implant post and waiting for osseointegration, fabricating and fitting a custom-made crown or bridge, and having any necessary follow-up appointments.
The actual placement of the dental implant post only takes approximately one hour. In some cases, this may be done with local anesthesia while others use general anesthesia administered by an oral surgeon or periodontist. Afterward, there will be a healing phase during which osseointegration occurs; this could take several weeks to several months.
Will I Need to Have Bone Grafting?
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing or damaged teeth. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that can help increase the success of your dental implant placement. It helps ensure that there is enough healthy bone tissue in the area where the implant will be placed for it to properly bond with your jawbone.
Bone grafting involves taking healthy bone material from another source and placing it in the area where the implant will be placed. This material helps encourage new bone growth, which increases the stability and strength of your dental implants. Your dentist can determine if you need bone grafting during an initial examination by looking at any existing X-rays and performing a physical exam.
Will I Miss Work for Implant Surgery?
Most dental implant surgeries are relatively quick and only require a few hours of recovery time.
The amount of missed work depends on the complexity of your case. While some patients can be in and out within one hour and return to their normal routine with no interruptions, others may need additional procedures such as bone grafts or sinus lifts that require more extensive treatment. In this case, you may need to take a day off from work. Your dentist will be able to provide an estimate of how long the entire process will take before starting treatment.
Do Dental Implants Hurt?
The thought of undergoing a dental procedure like an implant can be daunting for many people. Thankfully, the dentists at Raines Dental are well-trained and experienced in providing dental implant restorations that are safe and minimally invasive. But one of the most common questions patients ask is: do dental implants hurt?
The answer to this question is simple: no, they don’t! The entire process is performed with anesthesia to ensure the patient does not feel any discomfort throughout the procedure. During the operation itself, only a local anesthetic will be used if necessary. This ensures that pain is kept to an absolute minimum during the placement of the implant and any restoration work afterward.
For those who experience anxiety while visiting a dentist, there are also other sedation options available such as nitrous oxide or oral sedation.
Can a Dental Implant Get Stained?
Dental implants are a popular and successful way to replace missing teeth, but can they get stained? It’s natural to wonder if the implant will look like your original teeth after it is implanted. Implants are carefully designed and constructed from durable materials that resist staining, so you don’t have to worry about discoloration of your restoration.
We use only the highest quality materials in the fabrication of our dental implant restorations. We understand just how important it is for our patients to have a natural-looking smile, which is why we take extra measures when crafting them. Our lab technicians craft each restoration with precision and accuracy using advanced technologies such as CAD/CAM technology. This ensures that each restoration looks like a real tooth and resists staining at the same time.
Do Dental Implants Affect an MRI?
Dental implants are a popular choice for many people who are looking to restore the natural look and feel of their teeth. But can they cause any interference with an MRI, one of the most important medical imaging tests available? The answer is no – dental implants have been tested extensively and will not affect an MRI scan in any way.
Our experienced team has helped hundreds of patients with missing or damaged teeth achieve their desired results using customized implant restorations that fit perfectly for each individual case.
We also provide comprehensive aftercare routine check-ups and maintenance to ensure your implant remains healthy over time.