Are Dental Implants the Right Choice for You?
According to statistics from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69% of adults ages 35-44 have lost one or more permanent teeth to accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. By age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth. If you have missing or damaged teeth or have dentures that you don’t like, dental implants could be an ideal solution that can give you beautiful, natural-looking, natural-acting artificial teeth.
Dental Implants are a safe and proven procedure
Over 35 years ago, a Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed a breakthrough in oral rehabilitation called dental implants. Since then, dental implants have revolutionized dental care for people with missing teeth. Now, in addition to crowns, dentures or bridges (fixed partial dentures), you have the additional option of dental implants, and with it, the experience of renewed comfort and self-confidence.
How do dental implants feel?
Dental implants give you the sensory experience of beautiful, secure, natural looking teeth that can bite into and chew any type of food your original teeth could handle. To achieve that impressive result, dental implants involve a one or two-part surgical procedure.
What is dental implant surgery?
Dental implant surgery consists of one or two separate procedures:
First Dental Implant Procedure:
Tiny titanium posts are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. Titanium is used for several reasons, including the fact that it’s light-weight, strong, durable, non-toxic and bio-friendly. These posts function as tooth-root substitutes that provide stable anchors for the new, artificial teeth that will be attached to them.
After the implants are inserted, the bone gradually bonds with the titanium over a period of three to six months and creates a strong foundation for the artificial teeth. During this time, your dentist is creating your new, replacement teeth, and you should be able to wear temporary teeth and eat a soft diet.
Second Dental Implant Procedure:
Your surgeon may need to uncover the implants and attach metal connectors at a later time. The metal connectors protrude through the gums and attach to the artificial teeth. These connectors are completely hidden by the artificial teeth.
The entire dental implant procedure can take anything from one day to many months, but can take longer in some instances. Most patients are able to go about their daily life with minimal disruptions.
Dental implant surgery performed by trained specialists
The skilled surgeons of Face and Jaw Surgery Center in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot are highly trained oral and maxillofacial surgeons with extensive training in performing dental implants surgery.
North Dakota Dental Implant Specialists
Find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Schedule a no-obligation consultation with the oral surgeons at Face and Jaw Surgery Center at one of our four, convenient locations.
Face and Jaw Surgery Center serves all of North Dakota and North West Minnesota including Moorhead, MN and East Grand Forks, MN.
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