What is a Dental Implant?

 

A dental implant is a metal screw made from titanium. The screw is placed in the jaw bone and the bone grows tightly onto the surface of the implant. This, therefore, serves to create a new tooth root which 
can then support the part of the tooth (crown) visible in the mouth.
 
The implant placement takes place in the consultaing rooms using the usual dental local   anaesthetic. It is a painless procedure which takes about 30 minutes per implant in cases where supplementary procedures (eg hard or soft tissue agumentation) are not required. Postoperative discomfort, in most cases, is minimal and can be manged affectively using routine pain medication.
 
Mostly, patients report for work the following day. It is important to discuss the details of your specific case with the implant surgeon.
 
Are you a candidate for a dental implant?
Dental implants can replace a single tooth or many teeth. They may also be used to support a full denture (two or 5 implants). In order to ascertain whether you are a candidate for a dental implant you will need to consult with the practice. A clinical and radiological (x-ray) examination will be performed and the proposed treatment will be explained to you. You will also receive a written cost estimate relating to the treatment. 
Fixed lower denture on 6 Zimmer Implants Denture work by Dr Callie Hamman (Prosthodontist)
Fixed upper denture on 6 Zimmer Implants Denture work by Dr Callie Hamman (Prosthodontist)

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