Our natural teeth are comprised of the crown, the part we see above the gum line, and the root below the gum line which is secured to the jawbone. Root canal therapy (RCT) is often used as a means to repair the tooth structure of the crown while retaining the root’s functionality. However, there are instances, whether through deterioration, injury, or periodontal disease, when the tooth structure is damaged enough to require extraction of the root.
While bridges secured to adjacent teeth or dentures (removable or permanent) were standard options for decades, the longevity of bridges averaged between 5-7 years, while dentures require constant maintenance and are not secured to the jawbone. Over the past decade, dental implants 89117 have become the most reliable method for the replacement of missing teeth.
If you are missing teeth and are interested in finding a permanent solution that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, the first step is an examination to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants 89117. Your Streamline dental implants dentist will take radiographs, dental impressions, and a CT scan of your dentition to locate sinuses and nerves, and determine if there is enough bone density at the implant site.
If necessary, bone grafts or augmentation can be applied to the site to ensure proper bone density for dental implants Las Vegas. The recovery time for bone grafting averages four months before the implant can be placed.
For the first surgical procedure, a wax model is created from the dental impression to create a surgical guide, which will be used by your Streamline prosthodontist or oral surgeon to precisely place the implant.
The two types of dental implants Las Vegas are endosteal and subperiosteal, with the method chosen according to each individual case. Endosteal implants are a titanium post secured directly into the jawbone, while subperiosteal implants involve a metal frame fitted onto the jawbone below the gum tissue. Once secured, the gums are sutured over the dental implants 89117 to allow for proper healing over the following 3-6 months.
Prior to the second surgery, radiographs are again taken to ensure the implant and bone are properly fused together. Once the doctor is satisfied that the implant has fully fused, an incision is made in the gum over the implant to expose it, with a healing cap placed on the implant to hold the gums away from the head of the implant and allow for proper gum healing.
In the next appointment, an abutment is placed in the dental implant, which will connect to the temporary crown while allowing the gums to heal over one to two weeks.
Following this, the implant and abutment will be ready to receive the final crown. Depending on the patient’s case and if there are adjacent teeth missing, a bridge of several crowns can be fitted to the implant, due to its strength and stability.
Your Streamline dental implants 89117 will work with you to choose the material and color of your final crown, ensuring the highest quality and best aesthetic match for your natural teeth. While the final crown is being fabricated in our own laboratory, the implant and abutment will wear a temporary crown made of a softer material than the final crown, which will protect the implant from the pressure of chewing, allowing the jawbone to strengthen over time.
Upon delivery of the final crown, the doctor will custom fit the permanent crown to the abutment, ensuring a comfortable feel for the patient. The doctor will also instruct proper cleaning methods to ensure a dental implant that will last a lifetime.