Restoring Teeth With Dental Implants
A dental implant consists of two major parts: The the titanium portion placed into the bone that replaces the tooth root. and the abutment + crown complex that attaches to the implant. There is typically a healing time of several months between when the implant is placed in the bone and when the abutment/crown is placed, however there are instances where implants can be placed when a tooth is removed and a temporary crown can be placed. For more info see Teeth in a Day.
Several variables can affect implant placement including the amount of bone loss, periodontal disease, position of neighboring teeth, and systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and smoking. A full exam and consultation are needed to determine the best approach for your treatment.
At Kenner Dental Group, we believe that everyone deserves the beautiful, radiant, smile they desire. Dr. Kenner V and his dedicated Team are committed to providing dental implant treatment utilizing current techniques to ensure the results you’ve always wanted. Dental implants have truly been revolutionary as a way for patients to re-gain teeth they’ve been missing for decades, replace teeth damaged with acute trauma, or manage congenital variances such as retained primary teeth or missing adult teeth.
Whether you’re missing a single tooth, or several, chewing and eating can be affected and cause you significant discomfort. Functionally, your chewing can shift subconsciously to compensate for the lack of teeth and lead to muscle pain and TMJ changes. Bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing can cause your face to look older. Fortunately, implants are a great way to manage these issues, and if properly maintained, they can last a lifetime!
When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth, and if properly maintained, they can last a lifetime!
Consultation and Treatment Appointments
If you have any questions about dental implants or any of our other treatments, please don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule a consultation or your next appointment with Dr. Kenner V. We look forward to seeing you!