What are Dental Implants Permanent Teeth Replacement?

While considering your options for teeth replacement you may have asked yourself “what are dental implants and are they the solution for me?” Well, dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth. Compared to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. Because they fit, feel and function like natural teeth, dental implants are quickly becoming a new standard in tooth replacement.
Single Tooth Replacement
For patients missing or soon to be missing a single tooth, a Single Dental Implant Restoration is the ideal solution. There are multiple treatment options to consider when replacing a missing tooth, but dental implants are a permanent, worry-free solution. Consisting of a small screw and a customized crown, dental implants are ideal for replacing single teeth without impairing gum health or damaging surrounding teeth.

Why implants?

To have a functioning set of teeth can greatly improve your quality of life. Not only will you be able to eat well, but you can also look great. Having your teeth helps give shape and support to your whole face. When teeth are lost, the gum and jaw bones shrink, which gives rise to a premature ageing effect. Once placed into the space left by a missing tooth the jaw bone will grow and fuse with the implant, but the most important thing is that the shape of your jaw bone will now be preserved, stopping the ageing effect.


Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.

The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Surgical Advances
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, the doctors at MB Dental Pros will use all the techniques to place implants in the most ideal way for the patient.  He will accommodate patient preferences as well. He is often able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of ten weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are many situations where the implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction – further minimizing the number of surgical procedures. Advances in dental implant technology have made it possible, in select cases, to extract teeth and place implants with crowns at one visit. Occasionally implants can be placed and used immediately, but only under certain strict conditions
Implants are a team effort. While Dr. Baker will perform the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary, the restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process. 
Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types Of Restorations? 
There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.
Are You A Candidate For Implants? 
If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If you mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.
What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used? 
The majority of dental implants and bone graft can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, with or without general anesthesia.

Step 1

First the extracted tooth is allowed to heal. This is vitally important to allow new bone to form in the hole left by the extracted tooth. During this time a temporary tooth is usually inserted so that no gap will be visible.

Step 2

Next the implant is placed under local anaesthetic (or sedation). This procedure is performed using pioneering key-hole surgery. The implant is left for a few weeks to heal. During this time a temporary tooth is usually re-inserted.

Step 3

Next a titanium post is screwed into the implant. The titanium will fuse with the bone in the mouth, providing a strong, stable and long-lasting platform for the tooth to be fixed upon.

Step 4

The crown is then inserted on top of the post. The crown is custom made by hand to match in with your own teeth, so that your implant will be indistinguishable from a natural tooth. The smile is now complete, and the implant will function just as a normal tooth.


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