Recognizing The Value Of Implant Support For Prosthetics
Posted October 18, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
How do you make sure you have the best possible support from your dental prosthetic? If you qualify for placement, you can receive permanent support for your restoration from a dental implant. Implants can be used to hold individual replacement teeth, but it is possible to use a sequence of implants or mini implants to hold a larger prosthetic piece, like dentures. Patients who have implant-supported prosthetics can be more comfortable when they bite and chew food, and will not have to worry about issues of instability. Implants even support the health of your jawbone, which can be adversely impacted by tooth loss.
You will need to undergo a preliminary check to make sure you can be approved for implant placement. During that review, your dentist is looking for any issues that might interfere with a safe and successful placement. If your jawbone is not healthy enough to support an implant, a bone grafting treatment may be necessary. Existing problems like gum disease may also need to be addressed before moving forward with placement.
Dental implants are inserted directly into your jawbone. These titanium posts are biocompatible, so osseointegration will occur. Essentially, this means that the bone will actually fuse with your jawbone over the course of healing. When you have your permanent prosthetic affixed to your implant (or implants), you should be able to confidently rely on your restorative work to hold up during biting and chewing tasks.
Once you have your prosthetic secured, exercising proper oral care will help you avoid complications. Peri-implantitis can occur if the area around an implant becomes infected. Practicing good oral and periodontal hygiene can help you avoid this.
At Wager-Evans Dental, you can talk to your dentist about securing a dental prosthetic with a dental implant. By enjoying a secure, stable prosthetic, you can feel more confident in your smile, as well as your dental functions. Located in Reno, NV, our practice proudly offers care for residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all other surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.