|Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are essentially a dental procedure to replace your missing teeth with screw-like implants that support your crowns, which serve as your new synthetic teeth. At Fox Dental Excellence, Dr. Robert Fox and offer dental implant procedures to our patients. Whether you get a multiple tooth implant or a single tooth implant, we ensure that you are 100% satisfied with your new teeth before you leave our practice.
Here are some questions about dental implants that our patients ask us regularly:
What to Expect from Dental Implant Procedures
First, we use a scalpel to expose the jawbone beneath the gum and drill a hole in the bone to make room for the metal implant. Then, we insert the screw-like implant into the bone and put a temporary healing cap on it to ensure it fuses with the bone. Over the next two to six months, the bone will fuse with the implant to form a new anchor for your tooth. Then, we will remove the healing cap and attach the abutment. We will let your gums heal for a couple of weeks and then attach a crown to the abutment.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Almost all individuals with a missing tooth can get a dental implant. However, people with significant gum and bone loss cannot get them as the implant will not be able to fuse with the jawbone. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Fox or at Fox Dental Excellence to discuss your specific needs.
Why Should I Get Dental Implants?
Here are some reasons to get dental implants:
Is a Multiple Tooth Implant Better Than Partial Dentures?
A multiple tooth implant offers numerous benefits over removable partial dentures. Dental implants look and function like natural teeth and do not rely on support from adjacent natural teeth, which is not the case with dentures or fixed bridges. Multiple tooth implants also don’t require time-consuming care; all they need to remain intact is good oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing.
You can face jawbone recession and a collapsed smile down the road with removable dentures. On the other hand, since multiple tooth implants integrate with your jawbone, they facilitate excellent bone health. They are also highly functional, decay-resistant, and more comfortable than removable dentures.
How Should I Maintain My Dental Implants?
Perhaps the best part about dental implants is that since they become a part of your set of teeth you do not need to take extreme measures to take care of them. With that said, you must maintain proper dental hygiene. Brush twice daily, keep a strict flossing routine, and visit us for regular checkups. You will also benefit from an annual implant checkup in which we can assess the implant site, bone quality, and gum health.
Contact Us for a Consultation Today
If you want to get your missing teeth replaced with durable dental implants at Fox Dental Excellence, call us at (513) 398-3322. We will be happy to schedule your appointment!