An implant is an artificial root that is placed in the area which is normally occupied by the missing tooth's root. After the implant has been placed, it is anchored to the metal framework on the jawbone where it will act as the foundation for the bridge or artificial tooth. In some cases, Amazing Smile Dental will even use implants as a means of attaching dentures.
Due to the procedure, not everyone is an ideal candidate for dental implants, In order for an implant to take hold successfully, the candidate must have a strong immune system and the proper bone density. In every case, strict attention to oral hygiene is required.
The best part about dental implants and the main reason one will decide to go ahead with the procedure is that they are designed to look and feel like natural teeth! While implants are usually made up of a synthetic yet biocompatible material, they are so well designed as to look natural.
When it comes to preparing the area and placing an implant in the mouth, surgery is required. After the procedure has been completed, it will take some time for the bone tissue to build up and the implant to take hold. In some cases, a follow up procedure is required in which the doctor will place metal posts into the implant and connect the tooth.
Keep in mind that because the procedure requires surgery, dental implant patients will be administered anesthesia. If necessary, antibiotics which will stave off infection will also be administered following the procedure.
As with any restoration procedure, dental implants require strict oral hygiene, and proper, diligent care to ensure that the restoration lasts a long time. For more information about dental implants options at our Langley clinic, or to find out if you are eligible for the procedure, please contact Amazing Smile Dental today.
Have you lost a tooth to trauma, periodontal disease or advanced tooth decay? You may want to consider a dental implant with a crown instead of a bridge. If your general health is good, you have healthy gums, and the bone in your jaw can support an implant, you may be a good candidate to see our periodontist in Langley for a dental implant at Amazing Smile Dental. Your insurance is welcome for this service and will be executed by our certified periodontist in Langley, Dr. Linda Xing. Together, you and Dr. Xing will develop a treatment plan for a dental implant that fits your unique needs and desired appearance.
Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the structures that surround and support your teeth, specifically your gums and underlying bone. Oral health includes care of your gums, and a dentist with advanced training as a periodontist focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions and diseases of the gums. A periodontist also places dental implants. Since dental implants connect below your gums to the bone beneath them in order to anchor a replacement tooth, a periodontist is the natural choice for the necessary procedures. As a certified periodontist, Dr. Xing provides experienced implant care and the least invasive implant therapy.
Professional aftercare and at-home dental hygiene are as important with dental implants as with your natural teeth. As a periodontist, Dr. Xing is experienced with the prevention and treatment of gum conditions and oral inflammation, which are very important before and after an implant procedure. Since a periodontist is responsible for developing an individual care plan for you, Dr. Xing will schedule regular follow-up visits to monitor your implant, your surrounding teeth, and your gums to ensure healing progresses as it should. As with your own teeth, regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings will keep your implant attractive and plaque-free.
Don’t go longer than you have to with missing tooth or teeth. Rather than loosening around an empty space, your existing teeth will stay straighter and stronger with the support of an implant. Consult with our periodontist in Langley to discuss if implants are right for you.