Dental implants are custom-made, long-lasting artificial teeth constructed of medical-grade titanium and ceramic materials. The process involves multiple steps; initially, Dr. Patel implants a titanium anchor into your jawbone in the same way that a real tooth root secures a natural tooth. He’ll then fasten the custom-made ceramic tooth to the titanium implant.
Dental implants are a major advancement in cosmetic dentistry and one of the most requested procedures at Arcadia Dental Group. A dental implant is a strong, permanent solution that simulates a real tooth and blends in perfectly with your natural teeth to improve your smile and confidence. If you have gaps in your smile or you’re looking for an alternative to dentures, dental implants may be the solution you’ve been seeking.
If you have healthy gums and bone structure and are in good general health, you’re likely a good candidate for dental implants. To determine if dental implants are right for you, Dr. Patel will take a CT scan, which produces a 3-D image of your:
In addition to helping determine your fitness for dental implants, this special X-ray helps the specialists at Arcadia Dental Group customize your implants for the best fit.
Dr. Patel performs the dental implant procedure as an in-office, outpatient treatment under local anesthesia. First, he secures the titanium anchor into your jawbone. Next, he’ll place your gum over the anchor so the implant can fuse to your bone. After the implant is completely fused with the jawbone, Dr. Patel will attach a post to the implant to accommodate the ceramic tooth.
The timing of a dental implant procedure varies between patients and depends on bone health and related recovery times. The entire process can take anywhere from a few days to nine months.
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