Find Best Solution To Your Missing Teeth
If you constantly battle your self-esteem due to missing teeth, Dr. Phillip Thai has the perfect solution for you. Dental implants are false titanium roots that support the dental prosthesis. They are surgically placed into the bony socket and allow the dentist to attach artificial teeth in that area.
A Dental Implant has Three Parts:
- The Implant
It is a titanium post that serves as an artificial root. It is inserted in the bony socket to support a new tooth.
- The Abutment
It is a permanent connect that is placed over the titanium post to hold the teeth.
- The Crown
It is a prosthetic tooth that is a part of the visible portion of the tooth. It cups over the dental implant and serves as a porcelain jacket.
A small incision is made in the gum to expose the bone. The implant site is then drilled to give it the desired shape. A titanium screw is anchored into the prepared bone and then a healing cap is placed over it.
After the gums have healed (after 3-6 months), an abutment is used to replace the healing cap. It serves as the core or base and forms an external connection for the new tooth. A crown made of zirconium is then cemented over the abutment.
Dental implants are beneficial for anyone who has missing teeth. It is important for the bone tissue to be completely developed for the procedure to take place. Thus it is not recommended for people below the age of 18
Benefits of Dental Implants:
- Titanium is biocompatible and integrates with the bone tissue, in a process known as osseointegration.
- It is a secure and stable method with a high success rate.
- Implants look and feel natural.
- Adjacent teeth are not harmed.
- They do not corrode and last a lifetime.
- Help in retaining the natural smile, face, and contour.
If you are interested in restoring your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Phillip Thai in Sunnyvale today!