Dental implants are strong, stable, and boast a 90% success rate. But what makes them such a durable and long-lasting solution to tooth loss? In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists will look at implant dentistry, including how we place dental implants, and who is a good candidate for receiving them.
Placing a New Root
Their stability is due to the fact that they’re inserted into the jawbone directly. They’re not held in place with crowns, suction, or special adhesive or clasps. Instead, a screw-like device made from biocompatible titanium is guided into place with digital technology. The body accepts them as natural roots, which allows it to bond with the bone tissue. The stability allows the new root to stay in place for decades to come, or possibly even a lifetime!
Attaching Abutments and Crowns
Following placement, osseointegration occurs, the process that bonds the root with the jawbone. After this occurs, we attach an abutment that will secure a dental crown in place. The crown will act as the visible portion of your new tooth. You will be able to chew your favorite foods again, and the crown is color-matched to blend seamlessly with your smile. If you have multiple missing teeth, then multiple posts and abutments could be used to secure a bridge or even a full denture, one that never slips and could last much longer than traditional removable dentures.
Longevity and Other Benefits
Since they stimulate the growth of bone tissue, this means they can last for years to come, and also means they stop the loss of jawbone mass and density that follows tooth loss. This helps prevent additional missing teeth, and also preserves your youthful features. Otherwise, many people with missing teeth develop a prematurely aged appearance!
Am I a Candidate?
We offer these for people with missing teeth who have enough strong and sturdy jawbone tissue to support the new roots. We will examine your smile to see if they’re right for you. We may first need to treat underlying oral health issues, such as gum disease, to ensure your new teeth last for years to come. If you have lost bone tissue, then we could suggest bone grafting or sinus lifts to rebuild your smile and make it ready for implant placement.
If you have any questions about how we treat lost teeth with implant dentistry, then contact our team today.
Talk To Our Austin, MN Dentist’s Office About Implant Dentistry
Potach And Mitchell Dental Clinic is ready to help you find the best replacement option for your missing teeth. To find out more about replacing missing teeth with advanced and durable dental implants, then contact your Austin, MN, dentists, Dr. Potach and Mitchell, by calling 507-437-6312.