In the U.S. alone, over three million individuals have at least one dental crown. Factoring in the worldwide population, the number swells to tens of millions. Globally, dentists place more than 500,000 implants a year for assorted reasons.
Sometimes, accidents strike, taking a tooth or three. In these situations, implants, dental bridges, or dentures may be the solution you need. In cases of decay, sometimes your jawbone becomes infected. The best way to know if you’re a candidate is to set an appointment with Dr. Lasiter.
Implants consist of three parts: the titanium screw, abutment, and crown. The screw is a metal replacement for the enamel root that secures the tooth to your jawbone. This is through the osseointegration process, which occurs during the 4–6-month recovery period after your appointment.
The abutment is another part of the implant you’ll likely never see. This is the brace that holds the crown to the screw. Without a strong abutment, you may lose your tooth while eating or speaking.
Lastly, the only part of the implant you’ll see daily is the crown. This will resemble your other teeth in both size and shape, allowing for the restoration of natural aesthetics. Ultimately, dental implants are the best way to correct missing teeth.
Benefits of receiving implants include:
Furthermore, we offer crowns in three different materials:
It’s easy than you think! Take care of your implants no differently than you would your natural teeth. Brush them gently twice a day and carefully floss around them once. Remember, while implants aren’t susceptible to decay, they can weaken and stain over time. It’s best to keep them as clean as possible.
Our team at Dee for Dentist works tirelessly to ensure your dental implant appointment goes as smooth as possible. Nothing means more to us than your health and comfort. Contact us today to set up your appointment!
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