Dental implant surgery is performed to replace nonexistent roots of missing teeth and can provide an alternative to dentures and bridgework. How the surgery is performed depends on your jawbone’s condition and the type of implant.
Dental implant surgery remains one of the safest dental surgeries and delivers incredible cosmetic outcomes.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are essentially artificial tooth roots resembling screws that are placed in your jaw bone and bond with your natural bone. The implants are put in place to support artificial teeth such as crowns. Once the implants are surgically placed in the correct position, the titanium implant fuses to your jawbone. Attached to the implant is a connector known as an abutment that is placed to hold the crowns from moving.
This procedure keeps the implants secure so they do not slip from their position and because of the durability of the materials, they will not decay over time like your own teeth can. Dental implants are the strongest and most reliable devices to support tooth replacements.
Our Dental Implant Process At Chandler Dentistry
Dental implant surgery involves multiple steps and is performed in stages. The process may take months from start to finish depending on the time spent healing between procedures and the growth of new bone in your jaw. The traditional steps include removing the damaged tooth, jawbone preparation, dental implant placement, bone growth and healing, abutment placement and artificial tooth placement.
With today’s advanced technology and depending on your bone condition, the implant can be loaded with a temporary in the same day. After a few months of healing, you will be set to receive your permanent restoration. After the procedure, you may experience some swelling of your gums and face, minor bleeding and bruising of your skin and gums but these side effects are only temporary.
Make sure to maintain excellent oral hygiene and keep neighboring teeth and gums healthy. Implants are built to last for many decades with proper maintenance and will keep you feeling great and living your life with confidence.
How Long Do Dental Implants Take?
While every scenario is unique, Dental Implants can take only a few appointments and you'll essentially have all of the function and appearance of your original teeth in anywhere between a month to six months depending on your particular case.
This is because unlike most treatment options dental implants actually fuse to your jawbone and become part of your anatomy, which makes them as strong and reliable as your original teeth!
The Best Full Mouth Replacement: All-On-4® Dental Implant Retained Dentures
All-on-4® implants are full-arch fixed implant bridges that are supported by 4 to 6 implants. This full mouth restoration can help your get your smile back after losing most upper or lower teeth. They act as a more permanent and natural looking solution for tooth loss situations than dentures.
What Are All-On-4® Dental Implant Retained Dentures?
These implants are a permanent set of fabricated teeth that feel, look, and function just like your natural teeth would. You will not be needing any adhesives, they will not have to be taken out, you can brush them just like you would your natural teeth and they are just as comfortable to have in your mouth.
Each arch will be permanently screwed into your jawbone so you know you can count on them being secure for decades to come.
Our All-On-4® Dental Implant Retained Dentures Process At Chandler Dentistry
All-on-4® implant surgery allows you to replace a full set of teeth in just one day. We will insert anywhere between 4 to 6 implants into your jaw bone to support each arch. Unlike with a traditional implant surgery, All-on-4® implants do not require bone grafting for most patients.
After the insertion of the implants, the arch will be attached to the implants by connecters called abutments and your temporary arch will be placed until your jawbone is fully healed and after a few months, we will insert your new, permanent arch.
How Long Do All-On-4® Dental Implant Retained Dentures Take?
The surgery will take approximately two and a half hours from start to finish and your All-on-4® implants will last for up to 30 years but proper maintenance is still required. The difference is, after the procedure your day-to-day life will be minimally impacted by the fact that you wear dentures, and you will have essentially full functionality.
Ready To Take The Leap?
Dental implants are a highly effective solution for missing teeth. They offer a number of benefits, including improved function, improved appearance, and long-term durability. If you are considering dental implants as a treatment option, we encourage you to contact us at Chandler Dentistry to learn more. Our team of skilled professionals is here to help you determine if dental implants are the right choice for you and to guide you through the treatment process. We are dedicated to helping our patients achieve the healthy, beautiful smile they deserve, and we look forward to working with you. Contact us today to take the first step towards a more complete, confident smile.
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