Multiple Tooth Implant
Multiple tooth implants have surged in popularity because of their ability to restore complete oral functionality and aesthetics. One of the biggest advantages of multiple tooth implants is the fact that you don't experience further jawbone loss. Each implant provides a strong stimulus to the jawbone during the chewing process. Multiple tooth implants, along with your real teeth, provide the jawbone with hundreds of small stresses that prompt them to continuously regenerate. Perhaps more importantly, multiple tooth implants look and feel just like your real teeth. Most patients who receive multiple tooth implants are unable to tell the difference between real teeth and dental implants, which makes it easier to adapt to them.
Dental Implant Procedure
An initial scan of the patient's mouth is taken to construct custom-fit dental implants. Our specialists Dr. Alex Marrero and Dr. Marrero ensure that each implant's placement and size correspond exactly with the patient's measurements. Dental implants consist of three main parts:
• the implant body itself
• the abutment
• the crown
If the patient's jawbone is strong enough, the implant will be drilled into the bone. In some cases, the patient may require bone graft surgery to ensure that the jawbone stays stable when you chew. After the implant is added to the jawbone, the jawbone will begin to heal around the implant. This permanently integrates the implant with the jawbone. Once this process is complete, an abutment is placed on top of the implant. The abutment must be secured in place so that it doesn't move away when you eat. Once the healing process is complete, our dentists add a crown to the abutment. This crown enables you to chew food just like your real teeth.
Are Dental Implants Safe?
As long as the procedure for dental implants is conducted by experienced specialists, such as those at Summercrest Dental, it should be extremely safe. In fact, studies have shown that dental implants are very safe for the majority of patients as long as they are in good health. This is primarily because implants utilize biocompatible materials such as zirconium and titanium.
How Long Does it Take for Dental Implants to Heal?
The healing process should take anywhere from six months to nine months and depends entirely on the patient's own health as well as how meticulous they are with the post-op instructions.
Are There any Special Oral Hygiene Requirements for Dental Implants?
Oral hygiene for dental implants is very similar to those of real teeth, with a small exception - you will need a gentler toothpaste to avoid scratching the implant. You will also have to brush around and underneath the dental crown for better results. Finally, you will be required to schedule occasional appointments with our dentist for regular checkups and cleaning. Our hygienist will clean the implant surface and the surrounding tissue. This will ensure that the dental implant lasts for a long time. Book an appointment today with Summercrest Dental by calling (503) 649-7701 and see if multiple tooth implants are good for your situation.