Dental Implants

Dental Implants

We always want to keep our teeth and smiles intact. But, due to aging and other oral concerns like tooth decay or gum diseases, we tend to lose our teeth. Earlier, dentures and bridges were the most widely used treatment for replacing the tooth. 

However, today, we have more accurate options like Implants. This blog will provide you with a detailed overview of this treatment. So, without wasting much of your time, let’s get straight into it.

What are Dental Implants?

Implants are dental appliances fixed to the jawbone under the gum line. This is the post that fuses to the jaw in the form of an artificial tooth root and supports the artificial tool. It is the permanent tooth replacement treatment and has become the best alternative for dentures.

Procedure for Dental Implants

The Dental Implants procedure is performed in multiple steps. The treatment takes 3 to 9 months to complete, and it might be done by a dental specialist like a periodontist or an oral surgeon. 

First, they evaluate your teeth, gums, and jawbone. This assessment determines whether you have a healthy jawbone to maintain the implants. He might suggest a bone graft if you have a thin, soft jawbone.

Then, based on the type and scope of your surgery, they provide your anesthesia. They make a small cut in the gums, drill a hole into the jawbone, and insert the implants.

After the implants are successfully attached to the bone, you have to wait for 2 to 6 months to allow your bone to grow around the post. This process is known as osseointegration. 

Now, it is time to place a metal extender called an abutment. It connects the replacement tooth to the implants. Then it is left for healing. After the healing is completed, the dentist takes the impression of your teeth. The teeth will be permanently screwed into the abutment. 

After the treatment, you might feel some discomfort and pain. However, ensure to get your regular checkups done twice a year to avoid any complications.  

Get quality dental implants from Belmont Dental Associates by Robert W. Bury and Taylor Bury at York, PA, for you and your loved ones. For more details and appointments, call us at (717) 848-1463, book online, or visit us at 3210 E Market Street, York, PA 17402.


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