Dental Implants Littleton Dentist Littleton
Dental implants are the best the solution to replacing missing teeth. They are made of titanium and replace the root of a tooth. Dental implants fuse to the jawbone via process called osseointegration and create a strong platform for an crown or bridge.
A dental implant is essentially a threaded post inserted into the jawbone. After healing for 2-6 months, it will function in a similar manner to the root of a tooth. Abutments are screwed to the implant and serve as a platform to support the crown or bridge. Dental implants are considered long term restorations and are comfortable and natural looking.
Dental implants have an overall success rate between 95-98%. The success of dental implants depends on whether a patient is the right candidate for the treatment, a thorough review of medical history is the first step. Smoking and diabetes can decrease the success rate of dental implants.
A dental implant procedure will require multiple steps. The first visit involves the placement of the implant into the jawbone and 2-6 months of healing. For the second visit, a mold is taken and sent to a laboratory which designs the abutment and the natural-looking crown or bridge. During the third visit the crown and abutment is attached to the implant and verified for fit and esthetics.
Dr. Herzberg is a member of the American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD). ASIRD is committed to improving the quality of care for dental implant patients by elevating the standards of surgical and restorative dental education and practice. Not every dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants. By using an ASIRD team, rest assured that your dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants. Learn more about ASIRD.
If you would like to learn more Dental Implant, contact Dr. Herzberg for a complimentary consultation.