Why Dental Implants Are Right for You
Did you know that most healthy teens and adults qualify for restorative implant dentistry? With the special ability to improve your jaw bone structure, these artificial teeth look and act like the real thing, making them the most ideal tooth replacement available today. Here at Dental Arts of Englewood, Dr. Mark Doktor places dental implants to give patients their best possible smiles—read on to learn why they're right for you too!
Restorative implant dentistry is amazing
Composed of a titanium screw that is placed directly into the jaw bone, a metal extension post, and a ceramic crown, this realistic tooth replacement optimizes chewing, facial structure, jaw bone integrity, smile appearance, and self-confidence.
Most implant procedures are highly successful, with patients retaining the devices for years. In fact, the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness says the success rate is over 95 percent!
Are implants right for you?
Ultimately, you and your dentist will decide the answer to this question. During a consultation, Dr. Doktor will examine your remaining teeth and gums, as well as perform a three-dimensional scan to reveal your bone structure, thus determining if you have sufficient hard tissue in the jaw to accept and anchor a dental implant. Don't worry—the majority of patients qualify for treatment, and if you don't, it is quite likely that there are some procedures that we can perform to turn you into a qualified candidate!
Do implants take long to heal?
Actually, they don't. Your implant site will look and feel normal within days. However, osseointegration takes a few months to complete.
What is osseointegration? It's the process whereby your titanium implant and your jaw bone fuse. Unique to dental implants, osseointegration anchors the implant screw, giving it superior strength and function.
What is the surgery like?
Implant insertion takes about an hour, and it is completely discomfort-free thanks to local anesthetic. During the procedure, your dentist will place the implant device into your jawbone, and simply close it with sutures—that's it!
When you return to Dental Arts of Englewood, Dr. Doktor will re-open the site and connect your extension post and crown to the implant, thus completing your new smile.
If you are ready to explore dental implants, contact Dental Arts of Englewood for a consultation by dialing (201) 894-9998.