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Dental Implants At Bridge Street Dental: The Ultimate Guide

Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. They are

surgically inserted into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone to create a strong

and stable foundation for a new tooth.





What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone. It

serves as a root for a new tooth, which is called a crown. The crown is attached to

the implant with a metal post called an abutment.


Benefits of dental implants

Dental implants offer several benefits over other tooth replacement options, such as

dentures and bridges. Here are some of the advantages of dental implants:

  • Strong and stable:  This allows you to eat and speak without worrying about

  • Natural-looking: Dental implants look and function just like natural teeth. They

  • Durable: Dental implants can last for many years, if not a lifetime, with proper

  • Improved self-esteem: Dental implants can restore your self-confidence and


Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are a good option for people who have:

  • One or more missing teeth

  • Healthy jawbone

  • Good oral health

  • No gum disease


What is the procedure for dental implants?


The procedure for dental implants is usually done in two stages. The first stage

involves placing the implant into the jawbone. The second stage involves attaching

the crown to the implant.


Stage 1: Implant placement

Our team will numb the area around the implant site and then make a small incision

in the gum. The implant is then placed into the jawbone. The gum is stitched closed

and allowed to heal.


Stage 2: Crown placement

The crown placement surgery is usually performed several months after the implant

placement surgery. This is because it takes time for the bone to heal and fuse with

the implant.


The dentist will remove the stitches and attach the abutment to the implant. The

abutment is a metal post that extends through the gum. The crown is then attached

to the abutment.


Healing and recovery

It usually takes several weeks to months to fully recover from dental implant surgery.

During this time, you may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising.


Care for dental implants

Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth. This includes brushing your

teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and seeing your dentist for regular checkups and

cleanings.


Conclusion

Dental implants are a great option for people who want to replace missing teeth.

They are strong, stable, and natural-looking. If you are considering dental implants,

talk to our team to see if they are right for you.

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