With modern dentistry, missing teeth are an easily solved problem. At True Dental Care Preston, a dental implant is one of the restorative dentistry options available. Read on to learn more about the dental implants procedure in Preston.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is the insertion of a titanium or metal post into the jawbone to serve as the root of a replacement tooth. It has three parts:
- Dental implant – The titanium post inserted into the jawbone to serve as the tooth of the root.
- Abutment – Connects the dental implant to the replacement tooth.
- Dental crown – Tooth-coloured replacement tooth.
Dental Implants Procedure
Preparation – You will undergo a thorough examination to determine if you are a candidate for a dental implant.
Dental implant placement – Your dentist will make a cut to expose the bone. Your jawbone will be drilled and a metal post will be inserted. Once inserted, osseointegration begins. The jawbone grows and unites with the inserted metal post to create a solid base for the replacement tooth. This can take months.
Abutment placement – Once the osseointegration is complete, the abutment is placed.
Artificial teeth placement – After the abutment placement, it may take up to two weeks for your gums to heal and the artificial teeth is placed at that time. Your dentist will help you choose the best option for your case.
Dental Implants At True Dental Care Preston
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. They are durable and are popular for their many benefits. Talk to your True Dental Care Preston dentist to learn more about this restorative dentistry option.
Call (03) 9131 5952 or visit us at 358 Bell St in Preston.