A common frustration that we hear in regards to dentures or partials is the fact that they can occasionally slip in the mouth when going about your daily activities like eating, or speaking. One possible alternative if you are missing a tooth or teeth is to have a dental implant. Dental implants are attached to the jawbone eliminating the chance of them sliding. Another benefit is that implants are designed to match the look and feel of the surrounding teeth, so no one will notice that you have them.
Since denture implants are attached directly to the jawbone having proper oral hygiene is crucial to the success of the procedure. In order to place the implant each candidate needs to have adequate bone in the jaw and healthy gums that are free from periodontal disease. After the procedure practice the same good oral hygiene habits that you would with any of your other teeth. This includes brushing and flossing 🙂
There are two different kinds of implants; endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal implants are surgically place in the jawbone. This is the most common type of implant. A screw and a cylinder are placed directly into the bone after which time is given for the patient to heal. Afterwards the patient returns and the crown (tooth) is placed over the top of the implant. Everything except for the crown are located in the gum. This leads to the implant creating a natural look in your smile. A subperiosteal implant is located on the bone. During this procedure a metal frame with posts is placed onto the jawbone. As the gums heal, the metal frame becomes fixed to the bone. The crowns are then placed on top of the posts. Typically, subperiosteal implants are performed on those that can’t have a bone grafting procedure.
Dental implants are permanent, because of this any orthodontic work should be completed before having an implant placed. If not, the implants may need to be removed and replaced after all work has been completed.
For all of your family, cosmetic or restorative dental needs, we invite you to contact Paris Family Dental. Call us today to schedule your appointment at (903) 732-0061! Visit us at 2333 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX 75460 to learn more about our team, our practice, and how we provide excellence in dentistry in our area.