Now, dental implants in Denton provide over a 95% success rate. They are the patient-preferred solution to replace missing teeth because they closely look and feel natural. Unlike any other option, they replace both the root and the crown of a tooth. To accomplish this, it does require oral surgery to place the implant posts into your jawbone. Although this may make you apprehensive about the treatment, there is no need to worry. Many patients report to experience less pain and discomfort than that of a tooth extraction. At Denton Dental Center, we use the latest technological advancements to ensure your comfort and the long-term success of your new smile.
Dental implants can last for several decades with the right care over the years. Their long-term success starts with their correct placement and your jawbone’s ability to support the posts. We use digital x-rays and a CT scan to assess the health of your jawbone and to determine the precise placement for the posts. Based on the results of the examination, your dentist in Denton may determine you need additional treatments before placing your posts, such as bone grafting or a sinus lift.
Now, computer-guided technology helps us place your implant posts into their ideal location. Sedation or anesthesia are used to ensure your comfort during the surgery. Your gum tissue is opened to expose your jawbone. A small hole is drilled into your bone for each post to be inserted. Your gum tissue is sutured closed to allow the healing process to begin. If you are replacing an entire arch of missing teeth, we may fit you with a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery.
The implant posts act as new tooth roots, stimulating your jaw to encourage new bone growth. Over the next several weeks, your jawbone fuses to the posts through a process called osseointegration. This allows your dental implants to potentially remain in place forever while also providing a stable foundation for your new smile. You will never need to worry about any slipping or irritation. In fact, you can restore as much as 70% of your biting force.
After adequate healing occurs, you are scheduled for a second minor surgery to place the abutments on your posts. The special fixtures connect your restorations to the posts.
If you are interested in dental implants, there is no need to worry. We take the time to explain your customized treatment process and answer your questions to ensure you are confident in your tooth replacement decision. Contact Denton Dental Center today to schedule your consultation.