Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. A titanium post is placed into the jawbone to replace the missing tooth. This post is designed to mimic the structure of a natural tooth root, which allows the post to anchor a dental crown, bridge, or denture.

Dental implants, being permanent, are fixed inside the jawbone during the dental procedure. You can eat, speak, and smile confidently, knowing your replacement teeth are secure.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer several unique advantages over other tooth replacement options. The titanium posts that anchor your restoration to your mouth can be safely placed in the jawbone, mimicking natural tooth structure. Thus, the implants are sturdy and are less likely to slip or move out of position.

Furthermore, dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that replaces both the root and crown of the tooth. Therefore, the restoration will be just as strong and durable as your natural teeth were.

Procedure for Implants

Dental implants require surgery to attach to the jawbone. During the procedure, the implant will be surgically implanted into the jawbone, where it will fuse with the bone as it heals. The gum is then stitched over the implant.

After the procedure, there will be a recovery period. The dental implant will fuse with the bone allowing the titanium post to act as a natural root. This process can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months.

The dentist places an abutment on the implant, which holds the artificial tooth in place. The patient can choose the type of restoration they prefer with the help of the dentist. 

Aftercare

Taking care of your dental implant is essential to ensure your prosthetic lasts for years to come. You should continue to practice good oral hygiene, brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once. It is also essential to continue to attend dental checkups and cleanings every six months.

Snap-in dentures

Snap-in dentures are a type of implant denture that temporarily snaps onto dental implants. They are held in place by a ball-and-socket mechanism. This type of denture can be removed from the implants for cleaning and sleeping but should typically be worn during the day.

The snap-in denture is popular with people who can’t or doesn’t want to wear conventional dentures. The snap fit doesn’t require any messy adhesive, and the dentures can be quickly snapped into place, making them convenient for many people.

Screw-in dentures

Screw-in dentures are just like snap-in dentures, but instead of being snapped into place, they are screwed into place.

Some patients prefer screw-in dentures to traditional snap-in dentures because it is easier to take them off at night. This often means they spend less time worrying about their dentures falling out while they are asleep.

How Are Snap-In Dentures Different from Screw-In Dentures?

Both snap-in and screw-in dentures have the same purpose: to replace the teeth. But, they are slightly different.

Snap-in dentures are removable and are made of high-quality materials. They are designed for patients who still have some natural teeth. Snap-in dentures are held in place by snapping onto dental implants. Screw-in dentures, on the other hand, are held in place by screwing them into dental implants. The implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. The screws that hold the dentures in place are then tightened.

iSmile Dentistry, located in Denver, CO, is equipped with the best dentists and modern technologies that enable the best dental care treatments for the patients. Call us at (303) 955-6079 and schedule an appointment with the dentist to know more about dental treatments. 

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