How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are becoming one of the most popular dental treatments available, and people have many questions about them. Simply put, a dental implant is a metal post (usually a titanium alloy) which replaces the natural root of a tooth.
The dental implant undergoes a fusion process with your jaw called osseointegration. This means the post will fuse with the supportive bone and tissues where the natural tooth root was, becoming a strong, permanent base for a dental prosthetic (dental crown, dental bridge, dentures, etc). This process can actually strengthen your jaw, providing you with greater dental health.
Benefits of Dental Implants
BEAUTY | Richardson dentist Dr. Howard Kessner can place beautiful tooth restorations so lifelike that most people can’t tell they aren’t your natural teeth.
STRENGTH | Dental implants are made of incredibly strong materials. In fact, titanium has one of the strongest strength to weight ratios known to man.
DURABILITY | A properly placed and healed dental implant is extremely durable. With proper care and maintenance a tooth implant has the potential to last a lifetime.
The Dental Implants Procedure
- As with other dental procedures, you will first meet for a consultation with Dr. Kessner to review your current dental situation. After assessing your dental history, Dr. Kessner will partner with you in deciding the best treatment plan. If dental implants are the best option for you, you can schedule a visit for the implants to be placed.
- On treatment day, you will show up and be warmly welcomed by Dr. Kessner and our staff. As the procedure can sometimes be difficult for patients, we will administer a sedative to you until you are completely comfortable and ready for the treatment.
- If a tooth root is being replaced the doctor will need to gently remove that tooth root. The dental implant placement area will then be prepared to receive the dental implant.
- The dental implant will be precisely placed where the natural tooth root had previously been.
- Once the implant is healed (which can take around three months) your permanent restoration or prosthetic will be placed.
Dental Implant FAQs
Some of the most commonly asked questions we receive about dental implants are:
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