An Implant is a restorative treatment that replaces a missing tooth. It looks, feels, and acts like a natural tooth and enhances the smile of the person. Dental implants also alter the facial structure to provide a fuller and more appealing look. At Parklane Family Dental, our expert dentists can perform dental implant procedures for our patients to replace their missing teeth.
Benefits of Implants
- Implants restore the aesthetic appearance of the patient.
- It helps to improve speech impairments caused by missing teeth.
- Dental implants exhibit durability if provided good dental care.
- The treatments promote the oral health of the patient.
- It resolves bite conditions like overbite and underbite.
Types of Implants
There are two major types of implants, which are defined below.
Endosteal: It is a type of implant that is placed inside the bone. Endosteal resembles small screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone to mimic the tooth root.
Subperiosteal: This type of implant is inserted above or under the gums. Subperiosteal is recommended for patients who do not have good bone density.
There are several steps involved in an implant procedure. The dentist begins the process by evaluating the oral condition of the patient. Several X-rays of the teeth and mouth are taken to analyze the condition better. If the patient requires the removal of a damaged tooth, tooth extraction is scheduled before the implant procedure.
After the complete healing of the gums post-extraction, the dentist makes a small surgical incision and plants the metal post into the jawbone. The dentist closes the gums and lets them heal before continuing with the rest of the procedure. The implant grafts with the bones and becomes secured in the jawbone.
In the subsequent appointment, the dentist places an abutment over the implant. An artificial prosthesis is then mounted on the abutment after the gums have healed. The patient may experience minor discomfort and pain after the procedure. Dentists prescribe painkillers that can help to alleviate the pain. Regular visits to the dentist are mandatory to check on the recovery process.
An implant is an ideal treatment for patients who prefer a long-lasting solution to their missing tooth.
Parklane Family Dental, located at Fort Smith and Rogers, AR, has modern technologies and the best dentists who can provide the best restorative dental care. Call us at (479) 782-0080 (Fort Smith), (479) 273-0004 (Rogers), or (479) 484-0777 (Fort Smith) and book a consultation to know more about implants and other dental care services we offer.