A dental implant consists of a metal post, Dr. Reznick surgically implants into the bone of the missing tooth. After four to six months of healing, which allows the bone to grow around the implant, he adds a connector post and prosthetic tooth, or crown, to replace your missing tooth.
When you lose teeth, you’re vulnerable to bone degradation. A dental implant continues to put stress on your alveolar bone, the bone that supports the teeth, so you don’t experience bone loss and the subsequent thinning and atrophy.
Dental implants are just like natural teeth, so your dental function and appearance don’t change either.
Dentures and bridges don’t support the bone, so you do experience bone loss with these tooth replacements. Your gums can recede, and your facial structure can shrink and change.
Plus, bridges require filing down surrounding teeth to support the restoration; dental implants don’t require any interference with your natural teeth. Dental implants act just like natural teeth, so you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
At your first appointment, Dr. Reznick surgically implants the post into the bone under your gums. Depending on the extent of work you need, you receive mild sedation or general anesthesia. You’re then sent home to heal for several months and allow the implant to integrate into your bone.
At your next appointment several months later, Dr. Reznick attaches an abutment to the implant, which connects the false tooth.
If you’re healthy enough for oral surgery, you’re a good candidate for implants. You must also have bone and gum tissue to support the implant. Occasionally, patients undergo a CAT scan to evaluate the exact dimensions, shape, and quality of their bone.
For the best experience with dental implants, contact Dr. Reznick at the Southern California Center for Oral & Facial Surgery today!
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