When a person is ready to undergo dental implant placement, Salcetti & Associates will develop a solution tailored to their needs and general health, according to the volume and quality of their bone tissue. These factors also determine the total duration of treatment. But what does the treatment involve? This short article will explain what the implant is made of and the simple steps associated with placing dental implants.

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Dental implantation process

Step 1. People that need to replace a missing tooth as a result of an accident or a dental predisposition defect at birth should seek out a consult with their dentist.

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Step 2. After proper testing and evaluations, Salcetti & Associates will determine if the patient can undergo dental implant placement. Healthy teeth will not be affected or damaged during implant installation. With other alternatives, the dentist might need to grind the adjacent teeth so it can support a fixed bridge.

Step 3. The abutment is fixed to the dental implant. A crown is then placed on the pillar, perfectly adjusted to the edge of the gum.

Step 4. The new tooth is now complete. When the situation is optimal, it is literally impossible to see a difference between the existing and new teeth.

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What are the components of an implant?

A titanium screw is inserted into the jaw. Titanium is a metal tolerated by everyone. It heals with the bone tissue to form a new, stable tooth root. The pillar is a piece of ceramic, zirconium, and titanium rod which provides direct attachment between the dental implant and the crown, bridge or denture. Once the dental implant and the abutment are in place, Salcetti & Associates will place a fixed crown, bridge or denture.

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Advantages

Implants eliminate potential pain, such as ulcers, related to wearing a denture. This allows for greater comfort. It also removes the inconvenience connected to wearing dentures and thus improves a person’s esteem and self-confidence. Dental implants are stabilized, which means they will not shift when speaking or eating. People who undergo this treatment will no longer be deprived from participating in certain activities, especially eating the foods they love.

Dental implants allow people to have a smaller and more comfortable prosthesis. For people with full dentures, implants provide improved taste and allows the person to experience hot and cold sensations. For partial denture wearers, dental implants can eliminate the often apparent and unsightly metal hooks. Consult Salcetti & Associates for more information.