Southlands Dental Implant Experts

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  • If you are having problems with your implants or just need implants, give us a call!

  • Affordable – the cost of implants vary greatly, you best bet is to get a free consultation.

  • We carry the top brands and can fix almost any brand

  • Whether you need a full mouth reconstruction or single tooth, we can help

Our dental implant procedures are affordable and top in quality. The exact cost of the implant does vary on each patient so we do encourage you to contact us to set up a free consultation. We can provide full mouth replacements all the way down to a single tooth replacement. If we find that implants may not be the best choice for your situation we will be certain to let you know, we will list out pros and cons for you. There are situations where we can even do same day dental implants, but we will take out time to avoid any potential complications.

Types of Dental Implants

There are two variations of dental implants that are offered, which include:

Endosteal

Endosteal is the most popular type of dental implants. This type of implant is fused into the jawbone. There are different types of cylinders, screws, or blades that are placed in the jawbone through a surgical procedure. This variation of dental implant is typically used if you have a dental bridge or removable dentures.

Subperiosteal

Unlike an endosteal implant, a subperiosteal implant is placed on the bone. A dental professional will place the implant on top of the jawbone by using metal posts that protrude through the gums, which will effectively hold the artificial tooth in place. A subperiosteal implant is ideal for those who do not have enough bone height to support an endosteal implant or those who are not able to wear traditional dentures.

There are three parts to a dental implant, which include:

The Implant

The implant is a screw that is fused to the jawbone and acts as a root for your prosthetic tooth.

The Abutment

The abutment is the connector that will support your artificial tooth and can be removed by a dentist.

The Crown

The crown is the artificial tooth. This is the only part of the tooth that can be seen and is typically zirconium or porcelain.

Is a Dental Implant a Good Option for You?

If you are in good oral and overall health, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. In order to support the prosthetic tooth, you need to have sufficient bone in your jaw. Furthermore, you should have healthy gum tissue, and you should not have periodontal disease.

What Does a Dental Implant Procedure Involve?

If you are an ideal candidate for a dental implant, your dentist will examine the area and determine if you need an endosteal or subperiosteal implant. The procedure is typically an outpatient surgery that is performed in different stages.

First, your dental professional will remove your damaged tooth. Next, your jawbone will be prepared for the surgery and you may need a bone graft. When your jawbone is fully healed, your dentist will put the post in the jawbone. It may take several months for your bone to heal, and then a dentist will make molds of your tooth and jawbone that will be placed on the post.

What Should I Expect After My Dental Implant Procedure?

Just like your natural teeth, a dental implant will require proper oral hygiene. If properly taken care of, a dental implant can last many years. To ensure your dental implant will last, brush your teeth for two minutes at least twice per day, floss daily, and rinse after brushing.

After the procedure, your dentist will help you develop a care plan that is best suited for you, which may include routine follow-up visits to monitor your dental implant and ensure your teeth and gums are healthy.