Dental Implants

Dental Implants Q&A

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed into the jaw bone. The bone is allowed to heal and secure the implant firmly in place, in a process called osseointegration. Once the implant is fully integrated with the bone, an impression with an abutment on the implant is taken to fabricate a custom made implant crown. Dental implants are designed to be a permanent fixture to replace missing teeth or hold the prosthesis in the mouth. Careful and thorough planning is required prior to implant placement.

Who Should Consider Dental Implants?

If a person has lost one or more teeth due to an accident or decay, implants may be an option. Implants are an excellent choice for individuals who require mouth rehabilitation. When there is minimal risk of additional tooth loss, dental implants can be effectively used to help support the remaining teeth. This prevents them from shifting or moving out of their original position and disrupting the original bite pattern and alignment of the jaw. Dental implants are designed to become a permanent part of the jaw, much like the original root of the tooth that was damaged.

Are Dental Implants Better Than Dentures or Partials?

Both dental implants and dentures/partials have their pros and cons. Benefits of having implants versus benefits of having removable dentures vary from patient to patient since every patient has different needs and unique circumstances. It is best to consult a dentist for a thorough examination and treatment planning.

Who Should Consider Dental Implants?

Dr. Ku is trained to provide high-quality care with predictable outcomes, utilizing CT Scans, Digital Impressions, patient’s own concentrated growth factors and cells, and advanced bone grafting techniques to promote healing with a better outcome. CT Scan and Digital impressions allow for proper treatment planning. Concentrated growth factors and cells from patient’s own blood accelerates the healing process after procedures and decreases the chance of infection of the surgical area. Additionally, Dr. Ku has invested in the newest technology that can save the extracted teeth from being thrown out and recycle them to be used for bone grafts. Schedule your consultation to find out more about how we can help you restoring your smile.

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