Dental implants completely simulate a natural tooth.
Placing implants involves a surgical procedure that replaces missing teeth. A titanium cylinder secured in the bone functions as the root of your tooth. Then a crown, attached to the titanium cylinder, gives the appearance of a natural tooth.
A dental implant is ultimately a replacement for the root of the missing tooth. Implants are often the first choice when replacing missing teeth because they are strong and natural in appearance, often making it difficult to tell them apart from your own teeth.
Bone Preservation: Because the implant replaces the root of a missing tooth, it transmits chewing forces to the jaw which in turn help maintain the bone.
Look and Feel Completely Natural: Not only do implants look like a real tooth, they feel natural, allowing you to eat without worries. Another method of replacing missing teeth may be to use a partial denture. Adjusting to partial dentures can mean struggling to pronounce everyday words. This is not the case with dental implants, which function like natural teeth.
Unaffected Adjacent Teeth: Unlike bridges, implants do not require grinding down of neighboring teeth. This allows your remaining teeth to stay natural.
Built to Last: Traditionally, dental bridges only last between five to seven years, and with proper care approximately 10 years, but at some point they may need to be replaced. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for.
Dental implants can be beneficial to people of all ages. They benefit those who are missing one, multiple or even all of their teeth (if possible, please add a link here to direct to All-On-4) due to injury, gum disease or decay.
The best way to determine if implant if the right choice for you, consult Dr. Haddad so he can review your dental and medical history and assess your needs.
Dental implants have been a safe and effective way of replacing missing teeth for the past 30 years. After placement, your natural bone adheres/fuses to the implant. This process, called osseointegration, provides the strength and stability to the implant allowing it to support replacement teeth, withstand daily use and to function like regular teeth.
Treatment time can vary greatly, from patient to patient, depending on each individual person. Generally, that time frame ranges from 4-6 months from start to finish. After a thorough examination with Dr. Haddad, he will be able to determine your approximate completion time.