Dental Implants, Part 1 | Our Dental Blog
Dental Implants, Part 1
Oct 31 2016
Most people have a desire to have a beautiful smile to be proud of. Unfortunately, many people think—or have been told—that their teeth are too damaged to achieve the smiles of their dreams. However, through dental implants, almost everyone can have the smile they have always wanted!
If you have previously been interested in dental implants, or are just starting to consider implants, it is critical to know some key information regarding them. Dr. Sato, and dentists everywhere, will tell you that your gums and jaw bone have to be in good enough health to support the procedure. This is due to the fact that your implants will be anchored under your gums and on top of, or in, your jaw bone.
In addition to knowing the health and wellness of your gums, you should know about both options available when it comes to dental implants.
The first kind of implant is endosteal. Endosteal, or in the bone, use screws or blades to fasten into your jaw bone. Each of these endosteal implants will be the base for several teeth. This kind of implant is best for those who have dentures.
The second kind of implant is subperiosteal. If you do not have adequate jaw bone to support endosteal, you should consider subperiosteal. This type of denture utilizes metal wires and your gums to support dentures.
Now that you know what types of dental implants exist, let’s take a look at what the treatment will entail:
- Your damaged tooth will be extracted
- Dr. Sato will prepare your jaw bone for surgery
- After your jaw bone heals, your oral surgeon will place your implant
- After your implant fully heals, your oral surgeon will place an abutment, and finally your new tooth will be placed
After your dental implant process is complete, you should keep routine appointments with your dentist. Along with your check ups, brushing, flossing, and using mouth wash will be critical in keeping your implants and new teeth in good health.