More people are turning to dental implants as a permanent solution for replacing their teeth. It’s the only restorative treatment that replaces both the tooth and its root. Single dental implants look natural while providing functionality and essential health benefits for patients. Drs. Chin and Pharar are proud to provide this service at their Las Vegas dental practice!
The dental implant process starts with a consultation between you and the dentist. During this visit, they will evaluate your current dental health and determine if you are a good candidate for implants. They may also take x-rays of your mouth to assess your jawbone structure, as you need adequate underlying bone for a successful treatment.
Once you’ve been approved for implant surgery, it’s time to schedule the treatment. During this procedure, the dentist will make a small incision in the gum line and drill into the jawbone to create space for the titanium post, which serves as an anchor for the artificial tooth root. They will then insert the implant in place and secure it with titanium screws or cement.
After several weeks of healing and osseointegration, you should return to the office for a follow-up appointment. The dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure all components of the new tooth fit properly and comfortably together. They’ll also take impressions of your teeth for your custom crown to be placed on top.
Once all components are fitted correctly, you can enjoy your new smile! However, practicing proper oral hygiene and attending regular dental checkups are important. Post-operative care includes:
A significant advantage of dental implants is that they provide superior stability compared to other tooth replacement options. Unlike traditional dentures, they will not move around in your mouth while you eat, talk, or smile.
Since implants are fixed into the jawbone rather than sitting on top of it, they are considered a permanent solution. Traditional dentures or bridges often require frequent repairs or replacements to function properly. Dental implants provide a healthier and more secure tooth replacement that looks and feels natural.
Dental implants also offer improved accuracy when fitting them into the mouth. Since the titanium screw acts like an artificial root for the false tooth, it can be tailored precisely to match the shape and size of the original teeth. As a result, there is less chance of irritation from ill-fitting restorations and improved comfort levels overall.
Single dental implants are designed to provide a secure attachment for the crown, resulting in a strong, durable foundation that can last for many years. They also look and feel like your natural teeth, and you won't have any embarrassing gaps in your smile.
Implants can help you bite and chew food more easily since their structure helps distribute the chewing forces evenly across the jawbone. Dentures can sometimes slip during meals or be uncomfortable when biting into hard foods, so implants can make eating easier. They also don’t require as much maintenance.
You may notice numerous health benefits after replacing your teeth with dental implants. They help preserve the surrounding jawbone structure by stimulating it when biting and chewing, preventing bone loss over time. Implant restorations may also improve your overall oral health by preventing bacteria from getting into areas near the missing tooth where it could cause periodontal disease.
Dental implants provide a secure and reliable solution for replacing missing teeth. They can last a lifetime and offer several other benefits with proper care. If you’re considering restoring your smile with implants, contact Drs. Chin and Pharar to schedule your consultation!