One of these options includes dental implants, a solid, durable and versatile solution offered at GK Dental Centre
In addition to being unattractive and causing functional issues, the loss or removal of one or more teeth threaten the integrity of the mouth. That is why it is important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. There are several options for restoring the teeth to their full capacity. One of these options includes dental implants, a solid, durable and versatile solution offered at GK Dental Centre, your dentist in Brossard.
Dental implants are a sustainable and natural option
Implants are small titanium rods that are inserted directly into the jaw during dental surgery and then abutments are attached on top of the rods. This rod, which protrudes from the gum, acts as an anchor for the restoration (crown, bridge, prosthesis), which is screwed into it once the healing process is complete. The implants serve as artificial roots for one or more replacement teeth.
1- Planning the procedure
During the first appointment, your dentist will assess the condition of the mouth, then take X-rays and a scan of the mouth. Your dentist then uses this information to create a model of your mouth, which is used to plan the surgical steps and design the implants that will be placed in the mouth.
2- Implant surgery
The dentist inserts the implant(s). To do this, he cuts the gum and bone, and then inserts the metal rod into the hole, before closing the site tightly with sutures.
During the healing process, the bone gradually re-forms around the implants. This process is called osseointegration and is one of the many benefits of implants.
4- Attaching the abutment and restoration
Once the bone has fused to the implant, the abutment is attached on top and the crown, bridge or prosthesis designed and manufactured in the laboratory is screwed into it.
The main advantages of implants
- Strength and durability
Thanks to osseointegration, the implant is held securely in place by the bone, keeping the replacement tooth attached to it stable and strong. That is also why the implant lasts a long time: if it breaks, only the crown or prosthesis needs to be replaced.
Implants make it possible to replace a single tooth (with a dental crown), several teeth in a row (with a bridge or partial denture) or all the teeth in a jaw (with a full denture). The number of rods implanted during a single surgery varies depending on the situation.
- Preservation of the mouth structures
The implant in the bone allows stimulation similar to that of tooth roots, which prevents the bone from losing mass and volume and the jaw from becoming thinner. These dental replacements also prevent the roots of adjacent teeth from becoming displaced.
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