Dental Implants at Hillside Dental, Las Vegas
Implants are ideal due to the fact that they address the entire missing tooth, not just the crown. An implant is a three-part appliance, beginning with a small titanium cylinder. This post is inserted into the jawbone where, over time, it will become fused to healthy bone tissue. This process, called osseointegration, naturally occurs over the course of three to six months.
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During this time, the implant post is secured beneath gum tissue. After becoming firmly situated in the jawbone, just like a natural tooth root, we will expose the implant post and attach an abutment, a connective piece onto which a permanent crown will be affixed. The process of receiving dental implants may take a few months to complete, but the lifelong benefits of this treatment are worth the investment.
Replacing teeth and restoring smiles with dental implants
Dental implants are titanium roots that are replaced in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis, including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today's treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There is approximately a 95 percent success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with lifelike all-porcelain crowns. For more details, ask your dentist.
Dental implants solve a number of problems that extend beyond the immediate restoration of chewing function and a nice appearance. Because they are anchored in the jawbone, implants are fully stable and look natural. Their position in bone tissue also provides the stimulation necessary to protect the jaw structure. What this means for the implant patient is improved facial support, where lips and cheeks can remain more youthful.