ALL THE REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO BE LOOKING INTO DENTAL IMPLANTS
An important component in a beautiful, healthy smile is that you have all your teeth. A single lost tooth, even if the empty space is hidden in your back teeth or visible impacts the health and look of your grin. The fantastic thing is that using contemporary dental implants, you are able to replace a single tooth, many, or all of your teeth using restorations that look natural and don't need extra care. Our staff at DentalWorks - Polaris is pleased to provide several kinds of restorations supported by dental implants to our patients in Columbus, OH. If you've lost any number of teeth, keep reading to find out about the benefits of dental implants, the many restoration and implant choices, what determines who is a candidate for implants, the way implants are set, and how to take care of your implant-supported restoration as soon as they're in. When you are ready to find out more about implant-supported restorations after reading this guide, contact our practice in Columbus, OH to schedule a dental health evaluation and consultation.
BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS OVER CONVENTIONAL RESTORATIONS
Conventional restorations for lost teeth (removable dentures and dental bridges) have helped people for quite a while, but today, there is a better choice. Conventional restorations need particular care, include food limitations, and frequently don't feel secure or look natural. Furthermore, with no tooth to stimulate the jaw and gums, the tissue will begin to atrophy and impacts the health and look of your smile. Implant-supported restorations keep the jaw and gum tissue active while giving a stable foundation for your custom restoration. Implanted restorations may be cared for just like the natural teeth, so no food limitations and no soaking.
KINDS OF IMPLANTED RESTORATIONS
Depending on you simply want a tooth replaced, many, or all of your teeth, DentalWorks - Polaris provides a broad choice of restorations supported by dental implants.
- IMPLANTED BRIDGE
If you need to replace a single or a couple of teeth, an implanted bridge could be connected to a couple of implants. For extra stability, the false tooth or teeth will be attached to the implant(s) along with a crown(s) put on top of a nearby tooth.
- IMPLANTED CROWN
If you only need to fix one lost tooth, an implant may be connected to your crown. The implanted crown is going to be shaded and shaped to match with your teeth to give you a beautiful outcome.
- IMPLANTED DENTURES
To restore all of the teeth in your upper and/or lower arch, custom dentures could be connected to numerous implants. It usually requires a minimum of four strategically placed implants each arch to hold the denture restoration.
- IMPLANTED PARTIALS
If you need to replace a lot of but not every tooth, implanted partial dentures connect to numerous posts to fill in spaces. The restoration connected to the posts will be made custom to match with your natural teeth to give you a beautiful grin.
CANDIDATES FOR IMPLANT-SUPPORTED RESTORATIONS
Before you're able to get dental implants, your dentist in Columbus, OH will have to find out whether you're an ideal candidate. Generally, you'll have to have great dental health, including strong gums along with a thick jaw. If your gum tissue or jaw are not strong enough and cannot hold an implant, then your dentist might recommend bone or gum grafting. A graft will increase your overall treatment time; however, it is going to make sure that your implant is securely planted before your restoration is connected. Implant candidates shouldn't use tobacco (smoking, vaping, or chewing) because this can slow down implant attachment.
HOW IMPLANTS ARE PLACED
Implanted restorations may take somewhat more time than conventional restorations; however, many people find that the outcomes are worthwhile. After your dentist has decided you're a candidate for implants, then they will develop your treatment program. If necessary, dental extractions, as well as bone and/or gum grafts will be done to prep the mouth. Afterward, your oral surgery could be performed. Usually done with IV sedation, the dentist will twist the metal post(s) into carefully chosen points going through your gums and into your jawbone. They'll also take digital or physical impressions, which are given to a dental lab so they can design and make your customized restoration. Following oral surgery, your mouth might feel somewhat sore as the jawbone and gums heal and integrate with the implant(s). It is crucial that you follow each of the instructions given by your dentist to avoid a problem and recover faster. It takes roughly 3 – 6 months until the implant(s) is stable enough. In this period, your dentist will likely put a temporary cover or restoration on top of the post to protect it. As soon as your dentist decides the implant(s) is ready, they'll connect your custom-made denture, partial, bridge, or crown. Minor adjustments might be required to ensure that your implanted restoration is comfy and secure. It might take some time for you to adapt to your implant-supported restoration, but with time, you ought to be eating, smiling, and speaking effortlessly.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR IMPLANTED RESTORATION
Among the biggest benefits of an implanted restoration is the fact that it needs to be treated like your own teeth. This means brushing two times daily using fluoridated toothpaste as well as flossing daily. Most dentists also advise rinsing in the afternoon with mouthwash to clean away bacteria, plaque, and debris. Besides a fantastic home oral hygiene regimen, you must visit a dental practitioner in Columbus, OH two or more times a year for an oral health evaluation and twice-yearly cleaning. In these visits, your dentist will assess the wear and health of your implant-supported restoration. They'll tell you whether the implant or restoration has to be replaced or repaired.
RESTORE THE HEALTH AND BEAUTY OF YOUR SMILE WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS
Dental implants and custom restorations have enhanced the lives of several women and men in Columbus, OH. If you're missing any teeth and are thinking about rejuvenating your smile with an implanted restoration, contact DentalWorks - Polaris to schedule a dental health evaluation and consultation. Our staff will work together with you to find out whether you're a great candidate and create a treatment program that can get you on the road to a gorgeous smile with a custom restoration supported by dental implants.