Dental implants allow patients to regain fully functional and natural appearing smiles. Tooth loss is caused by tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma. Dental implants are an alternative to ordinary dental bridges or dentures to fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth.
For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.
What Are Dental Implants?
A tooth implant is a durable titanium cylinder that is surgically placed into the jawbone replacing the root of the tooth. After placement, the implant will fuse with the jawbone until it is fully integrated and becomes part of your body. Dental implants can be restored with dental crowns, dentures, or dental bridges.
Choosing A Dental Implants Dentist
In the world of implant dentistry, dentists can be divided into those who place implants and those who restore them (place crowns, bridges or dentures over the implants). Also, there are those who can do both.
Typically Dr. Timin can both place and restore your implants. In complicated cases she may work with an oral surgeon to place the implants but she will ALWAYS restore them.
Dr. Darya Timin has an excellent eye for creating beautiful new smiles with dental implants.
What Can I Expect After Receiving A Dental Implant?
As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visits. Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply!
After treatment, your dentist will work closely with you and to develop the best care plan for you. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.