If missing teeth have been plaguing you for years it’s time to schedule an appointment with Yellow Springs Dental for dental implants.
This team of dental implant specialists can replace one, two or all of your teeth with remarkable posts or screws that will last for the rest of your life.
What are Dental Implants?
According to your Dr. Richard Rogers and Dr. Trevor Maples there are two parts to a dental implant, the post or screw and the artificial tooth.
Implants are made from titanium or ceramic Zirconia. Surgically placed in or on your jawbone the posts or screws are the foundation for your new artificial teeth.
Your surgery will need to heal. Dental implant healing takes anywhere from 3 to 12 months depending on what type of procedure you are having.
For example, if you are also having bone grafting you will require additional healing time. On the other hand if you are having a tooth extracted and implant placed on the same day your healing time will be less.
Is Everyone a Good Fit?
Although most people are excellent candidates for implants some are not. People with certain systemic diseases and those with chronic periodontitis are in the high risk category when it comes to dental implant failure.
While patients can’t always ward off disease, periodontitis is easily prevented with daily brushing, flossing and other oral hygiene habits such as a good diet and regular dental checkups and cleanings.
With that being said if you have periodontal disease and keep it under control you could turn yourself around and become an excellent candidate for dental implants.
People who smoke and use tobacco are also in the high risk category for dental implant failure. Because smoking impedes healing and chewing leads to gum disease it’s a double edged sword when it comes dental implant failure or success. Obviously quitting the habit is the best way to assure you of a successful surgery.
Dental Implant Procedure
If you and Dr. Richard Rogers and Dr. Trevor Maples agree that implants are a good fit you will have surgery to implant the posts. As previously mentioned once healing is completed your new artificial teeth are placed on top. Your new smile will look and feel natural, even if you are having all of your teeth replaced.
With today’s dental technology you can have brand new teeth in a day using dental arches that are attached with as few as four screws per arch. If you have dentures or failing teeth this type of implant could be a perfect fit.
Dental Implants Frederick
If you would like to learn more about dental implants in Frederick send a direct message and schedule an appointment with Yellow Springs Dental today.