A dental implant is a surgically placed, artificial titanium root that is inserted directly into the jaw bone. Dental Implants are used to replace missing roots and support artificial replacement teeth. They are comfortable and look like natural teeth.
Dental Implants at Marigold Dental
At Marigold Dental we will ensure you have a painless and natural looking dental implant that looks and feels exactly like your own tooth. We provide the latest in precision implant technology at an affordable price.
Our Current offer:
Implant plus crown $3500.
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Dental Implant Procedures
The process of dental implants require one or more surgical procedures. Therefore, an evaluation to prepare for these procedures is essential and will include the following:
- Visual Examination: Our dental surgeon will visually examine the site in your mouth where a dental implant is being considered.
- Comprehensive Dental Exam: This includes a study of dental x-rays and 3D imaging to create a model of your teeth and jaw.
- Review of Medical History: You will need to advise your dentist of any history of dental health issues, heart conditions or orthopedic implants, in order to prescribe antibiotics before surgery to prevent infection.
- Treatment Plan: A blueprint of the process is created. For example, the number of teeth to be replaced, the condition of your bone and remaining teeth.
The first phase of oral surgery may involve an extraction. Often the site of a dental implant still has an existing damaged tooth that will need to be extracted. Where an implant is being placed in the maxilla (upper jaw) posterior region, the available amount of bone may be limited due to the presence of the maxillary sinus. In this case a sinus lift may be suggested before proceeding.
Next the dental implant (titanium post) is placed into the bone with specialized drills and tools. A “healing cap” is placed over the implant, the gum is stitched in place, and the healing phase begins.
Following the required healing phase, the dental implant is tested to determine it’s success. Once this has been confirmed, the final crown is attached to the dental implant with a screw.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Considering dental implant surgery to replace missing or damaged teeth, but concerned about how bad it will hurt or the pain afterwards? These are common fears, however, most dental implant patients say the procedure doesn’t hurt and the discomfort is minimal.
The procedure itself takes 1 to 2 hours and the healing time is 3 to 6 months.
If you have a missing tooth or teeth and they can’t be treated with dentures or bridges then you should consider getting a dental implant.
Unlike natural teeth dental implants don’t undergo tooth decay because they are made of titanium. However, the health of the gums is vital to maintain lasting implant success. Conscientious home care by the patient and regular professional cleaning and check-ups are essential.
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