How Do Dental Implants Work?

If you feel self-conscious because of missing teeth or struggle to wear uncomfortable dentures, you may have thought about having dental implants in Ajax. These days, implants are one of the most popular and certainly the most effective way to replace teeth that are missing and offer an excellent long-term solution. Implant teeth look and feel natural, and here at Durham Dental Solutions, we take tremendous care when designing and fabricating implant teeth, ensuring they blend in beautifully with existing teeth.

There’s little doubt that dental implants are one of the biggest innovations in dentistry over the past few decades. Over the years, the technologies used in implant dentistry have been continually refined and improved, and now implant surgery has a success rate of 95% or higher. But do you know how they work? It’s really quite straightforward but useful to know if you are thinking of having dental implant treatment in Whitby.

Oshawa dental implants are made from either titanium or from a tough ceramic material called zirconia. Both materials are highly biocompatible with the human body, which is important for implant surgery. Conventional dental implants have three separate components, which are the implant screw or post, the implant abutment that supports the new restoration, and the actual restoration itself, which could be a crown, bridge or denture.

The implant post or screw is inserted directly into your jawbone during a short surgical procedure. Once the implant is in your jaw, a process called osseointegration occurs. This process is why biocompatibility is so important. The word osseointegration means ‘combine with the bone.’ During osseointegration, the implant post gradually fuses with the bone around it as new bone cells grow on and around the implant. After approximately three months, the implant should be firmly fused to your jawbone, forming a strong anchorage point.

Depending on the type of implant surgery chosen, you may need to wait while the implant integrates with the bone around it, and the implant must be left undisturbed during this time. However, it is becoming increasingly common for implants to be ‘loaded’ soon after implant surgery, where the implant abutment and replacement teeth are fitted during a single visit. Often, the implant teeth fitted on the day of surgery are temporary and are replaced with a more permanent restoration once the implant has fused with your jawbone.

What about the Surgical Procedure Needed for Dental Implants?

Some people feel quite concerned about the thought of having oral surgery for dental implants in Clarington, which we do understand. However, the surgery needed is quite quick, and it can take an hour or less to fit a single dental implant.

Pain-Free Dental Implant Surgery

Also, there is no need to worry that you will feel any pain or discomfort during implant surgery as we take care to ensure the implant site is thoroughly numbed. If required, we can discuss using sedation dentistry in Clarington to keep you more comfortable.

Computer-Guided Implant Surgery

We use computer-guided implant surgery in Newcastle, meaning we plan every stage of your treatment using 3-D computerized images of your jaws. It’s an approach that ensures your dental implant surgery is as smooth and as comfortable as possible, and which in turn, helps to hasten healing.

Am I Suitable for Dental Implants?

If you are interested in having dental implants in Brooklin, it is best to book a consultation with our dental implant dentist. They can discuss treatment with you carefully and in far more depth, and provided you are in good general health, treatment is almost certain to be an option. Your overall health is more important than your age.

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