Not too long ago, replacing missing teeth was a very complex procedure. There weren't many convenient options available to people, and the dentures and bridges didn't offer a permanent fix. With the emergence of dental implants, both patients and dentists can now rest assured that a long-term fix for their missing teeth has been found.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are used in dental prosthodontics to replace single or multiple missing teeth. They can be used for replacing an entire upper or lower arch based on what's convenient to the user. Crafted from a sturdy titanium alloy, these implants act as the best alternative possible to natural teeth and are used for anchoring the new teeth. Once the implant area heals, dentists place an abutment to hold the new teeth in its place. You don't have to bite into a goopy impression tray, as this process is digitally monitored.
Dental Implant Procedure
The procedure for dental implants can be broken down into three primary phases. These phases include:
The first step in the dental implant procedure includes bone scanning and structural examination. This is done through 3-D scans of the jaw. If the tooth to be replaced is partially broken, the process will also include structural removal from the jaws.
The implant placement stage of the treatment process deals with the installation of the implant into the predetermined location for it. The location and other details here are based on digital scanning.
The final phase deals with implant restoration. Dentists will place a natural crown on top of the abutment and attach it to the implant. Full arch replacements can also be handled here. The new implant can now support other dental bridges as well.
If you're looking for a consultation, you can visit us at Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry or call us at (715) 848-2435.
Dental Blog | Wausau, WI | Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry Dr. David Wanserski, DDS, from Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry, has created this informative blog to help educate the community. Learn more. Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry, 550 N. 17th Ave. Wausau, WI 54401 • (715) 848-2435 • wanserskidental.com • 10/10/2021 • Related Terms: dental implants Wausau WI •
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