Dental implants are composed of three simple parts:
1) The fixture or implant root: This is a small titanium screw that serves as the foundation for your new replacement tooth. This piece is placed first by making a small incision and carefully easing the root into the patient’s jawbone. This will allow the tooth to be strong, permanent, and functional.
2) The abutment or middle piece: This piece is the middle part of your implant that connects to the root piece. It will allow for the attachment of the chewing surface to the root beneath the gum line.
3) The crown or replacement tooth: This part of the implant sits above the gum line and is the part that others see when you smile or chew. This is also the last piece placed by attaching to the abutment piece.
Dental implants are a highly functional and permanent tooth replacement option. The reason for this is largely credited to a process called osseointegration, which makes up the bulk of the dental implant procedure. This amazing process refers to the porous nature of titanium and how it lets the tooth root permanently fuse with the jawbone tissues. Once they have fully healed, this process allows your dental implants to be strong, natural-looking, and extremely functional new teeth.
In just a few short office visits, dental implants can provide the following benefits:
Restore facial shape.
Improve muscle tone.
Get better speech.
Reduced or eliminate jawbone deterioration.
Improve your oral health.
Missing teeth can cause a shift of healthy teeth and an increase in food or bacteria into the open spaces. This results in increased decay, gum disease, and possible further tooth loss. Dental implants permanently fill these spaces, resulting in an immediate improvement to your oral health.
Patients should prepare themselves for dental implants by practicing good oral hygiene. This means brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly for check-ups. Patients can also prepare themselves by eating a well-balanced diet, drinking lots of water, limiting sugar, reducing alcohol intake, and avoiding tobacco products. These habits can improve your body’s ability to heal, strengthen your teeth, and increase the production of healthy oral tissues.
If you live in the Birmingham, MI area and want to experience the amazing benefits of dental implants for yourself, please feel free to call us for a no-obligation consultation. We offer great payment options and a helpful staff to answer all your important questions. Now is a great time to get started on a healthy and functional smile with dental implants from Pristine Periodontics and Implants so call us now to get started.
Dr. Abdullah Sayed
2425 East Lincoln St., Suite 100
Monday: 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday: 7AM - 2PM
Wednesday: 1PM - 7PM
Thursday: 8AM - 2PM