How Do Dental Implants Work?

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You may ask, how do dental implants work? Well the short answer is that dental implants can work for patients in a variety of ways. First, we will begin by covering how a single dental implant works. To begin, the implant is placed into the jaw and is then allowed to heal. Once the jaw heals, typically the dentist will install a crown over the implant. A crown acts as a tooth. Permanent or fixed, the implant is steady in the mouth and does not move. Brushing, flossing, and chewing can be done normally with your dental implant crown.

What are my options?

Another option that our implant specialist may suggest to you is a removable denture over dental implants. If dentures are the case, then the implants will be placed into the jaw and after healing, the dentures will be snapped onto those implants. These implants will still need to be cleaned and maintained, but now the dentures can be snapped on and off of the implants for denture stability.

Dental Implant Bridges

One other smile restoration method the dentist may choose for you is a dental implant bridge. With this method, two or more dental implants are fixed to replace more than two teeth. The bridge is where a number of teeth are connected all over the dental implants. Since you won’t be able to pass the floss through individual teeth, you would have to floss underneath the bridge using a Waterpik or a floss threader. Dental implant bridges are often used because there is not enough bone. This will create enough stability to support your teeth.

Are you looking for an experienced dental implant specialist? Contact Dallas Dental Arts for a consultation. We’re located on 2100 Ross Ave, Suite 960 Dallas, Tx 75201.

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