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What is dental Implant?
When a damaged or decayed tooth is removed, both the visible part of the tooth, called the crown, and the root are lost.
A dental implant is placed in the jawbone so that it can fuse with your natural bone and become a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Implants can be used to replace an individual tooth or for an implant-supported bridge or denture containing multiple teeth
When it can be used?
Dental implants can be used in many different cases for example:
- When a single tooth is missing
- Several teeth are missing (instead of bridges or dentures)
- All teeth are missing (instead of dentures)
a dental implant is a simple solution for tooth/teeth replacement.
What is a Dental Implant procedure like?
This procedure is a team effort between you, and Bloomfield Dental Center team. Our periodontist and dentist will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, our team with our periodontist will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.
Here how it goes:
- Evaluating your mouth.
- Extracting the existing tooth.
- Determining whether you need a bone graft.
- Inserting the implant.
- Recovering from surgery.
- Attaching the abutment.
- Affixing the crown.
- Maintaining your implant.
Most dental implants cases are successful. however, in rare cases the bone fails to fuse sufficiently to the metal implant. Smoking, for example, can contribute to implant failure and complications.
If the bone fails to fuse sufficiently, the implant is removed, the bone is cleaned up, and you can try the procedure again in two or three months.
Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%.