Tooth loss is a serious event. When you lose teeth, even if you just lose one, your whole life is affected. Biting and chewing become more challenging. Your speech is affected. The quality of your smile deteriorates. Tooth loss can even affect the health of your jawbone, leading to bone loss and other complications. Replacing missing teeth is necessary for restoring the functions of those lost teeth and your quality of life. Jeremy J Burke, DDS, PA can replace your missing teeth with dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a treatment for replacing missing teeth, providing a modern alternative to treatments like bridges and dentures. They consist of three components.
Types of Dental Implants
Dental implants are very versatile and can be used in a variety of different situations. To fit these needs, there are several types of implants.
Dental Implant Procedure
Getting your dental implants requires a surgical procedure, which is done under local anesthetic and sedation. The procedure begins with incisions in the gum tissue, exposing the bone. Small holes are drilled into the bone, and the posts are placed inside. The gums are stitched closed around them, and temporary teeth are set in place.
After surgery, there is a recovery period, which can last for several weeks to several months. During this time, the bone gradually fuses to the titanium posts, integrating them into the jaw. A series of follow up appointments are scheduled so that we can monitor your progress. Once you have fully healed, we take impressions of your mouth and create your permanent crowns, which are screwed into place on the posts.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer several benefits.
Are There Any Drawbacks to Dental Implants?
While implants offer numerous benefits, they do have a few drawbacks as well.
If you are interested in dental implants to replace your missing teeth, call Jeremy J Burke, DDS, PA today to schedule your consultation at (432) 653-2320.
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