Dental implants are the most sought-after teeth restorations used to replace missing natural teeth. Implants are composed of a metal implant stud and a ceramic crown, which replace the tooth root and the visible tooth crown, respectively. Since implants are placed directly in the jawbone, they offer several advantages that their closest alternatives do not.
The dentist will take you through a thorough screening procedure before suggesting dental implants. This is because dental implants require you to satisfy a few factors before confirming your candidacy for the procedure. Some of them are jawbone size, volume, spacing available, overall health condition, gum diseases, etc. Once confirmed, the dentist will prepare you for the procedure.
A highly precise digital scan of the teeth will be taken to be used as a reference for fabricating the implant crown. Next, local anesthesia will be given to numb the oral tissues before starting the surgery. A small hole will be made in the jawbone right in place of the missing tooth. The implant will be placed in it and secured with dental cement. After a healing period of a few months, the bone would have fused with the implant. We will schedule a second consultation for you.
During this surgery, we will place the connecting abutment and the prefabricated ceramic crown on the implant. They will be secured firmly using dental adhesives, and a bite test will be taken. The crown may be polished to improve its aesthetics.
To have a consultation with Dr. Lewis, please call our office at (702) 649-6859 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.
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