Dental Implants have changed the face of dentistry. What used to be a difficult procedure is now the standard of care. As with most treatment procedures today, dental implants not only involve scientific discovery, research and understanding, but also application in practical sense. The practice of implant dentistry requires expertise in planning, surgery and tooth restoration. The role of a prosthodontist as the ‘quarterback’ in the process is as much about their art and experience as it is about their post graduate training.
The dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a missing tooth. And like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone in a process known as osseo-integration. Hidden beneath the gum-line, they are used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework or dentures by a various design means. They are made of titanium, which is lightweight and strong, but most importantly, they are biocompatible, which means that it is not rejected by the body.
Titanium’s special property of fusing to bone is the biological basis of dental implant success. Placing dental implants stabilizes the existing jawbone. Along with replacing lost teeth, implants help maintain the jawbone’s shape and density, ensuring your facial skeleton is also maintained. This means they also support indirectly, the soft tissue structures — gum tissues, cheeks and lips. Dental implants help you eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural, transitioning the patient to a well maintained physical appearance.
So the final question is ‘are you a candidate for dental implants’? If we can be of service please do not hesitate to contact us.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328
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