Are you in need of a dental implant?
Due to an unparalleled ability to beautify smiles and provide vital jawbone reinforcement, dental implants are one of the most in-demand dental replacement procedures available today. If you need to rebuild your smile, Drs. Laura Davila and Norberto Velazquez, your dentists in Greenville, NC, are here to help!
More About Dental Implants:
If you have lost a tooth, it's vital to deal with this problem as soon as possible, for tooth loss can directly lead to jaw bone deterioration. Dental implants are one of many restorative procedures, but unlike dentures and bridges, they provide the jaw with the stimulation it needs to stay healthy and intact.
Implants consist of several parts. There's the titanium post that's inserted into the jawbone to replace tooth roots and prevent the deterioration of bone structure. There's also an abutment that is placed over the titanium post. The final part is a crown that tops off the entire fixture, to complete your new tooth!
Dental Implant Procedure:
If you decide to get a dental implant from your Greenville dentist, here's what you need to know about the process:
A local anesthetic is applied to the procedural area, after which your dentist will insert a titanium post into the jawbone. This titanium post will come to act as your new tooth root through the process of osseointegration (the natural action of the titanium piece fusing with the jaw). The doctor will then let your mouth heal for a period of 3 to 6 months, while osseointegration takes its full course. When you return, your dentist will insert an abutment atop the post before placing a crown over the abutment to complete your new tooth!
Advantages of Dental Implants:
- Implants have a high success rate, at around 95 percent
- They provide your jawbone with the support it needs so that it doesn't shrink.
- They are versatile in that they can be used to fill a single gap in your teeth, a few gaps, or all of your teeth.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you have questions or concerns, Drs. Davila and Velazquez can help you out! Call their Greenville office today by dialing (252) 756-7789.