Dental implants are the most advanced way to replace teeth, but recent technological improvements have made them even more desirable. Our oral surgeon at Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is skilled and experienced at placing them, and that is important since it is a delicate procedure.
There are three basic steps to our dental surgery for implants. First, and most vitally, a titanium post is placed in your jaw. This post is designed to act as a stand in for your old tooth's root. This is a distinct advantage over bridges and dentures, the more traditional and old-fashioned type of full-tooth restorations. They only consist of teeth on the surface. Implants are like real teeth in their construction. Your jaw bone grows around the post and fuses with it. Typically, this takes a few months. The post is then uncovered and a support anchor is added. The final step is cementing a tooth-colored crown to the post and having it held steady with the assistance of the anchor. In the end, our dental surgery gives you a new tooth that looks, feels, and acts just like a natural one. You can speak, laugh, and chew normally. Eat even the crunchiest and chewiest foods with total confidence. Your other teeth are unaffected, and you will never have to use messy and unreliable dental adhesive. But the benefits don't stop there. Now, if you qualify, you can have an entire implant, post and tooth, done in a single day, without the waiting period. Or implants can be used as the foundation for a denture, so that you can replace all of the teeth on one jaw most efficiently and without the drawbacks of traditional dentures.
There is every reason to be excited about the possibilities afforded by dental surgery. Book a consultation at Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and find out if implants are right for you.
By Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
October 27, 2020