When you visit the dentist, it’s easy to get lost in the lingo and misunderstand the treatment. Sometimes you feel like a child again and your parents are having a conversation that’s about you – but still way over your head. At New Albany Implants, we pride ourselves on educating our patients on the treatment BEFORE they receive it.
Over the years, our practice has placed hundreds of dental implants, which have a more than 98 percent success rate. This treatment is so effective that we use dental implants in a number of our procedures. But, instead of listing the procedures and treatments, let’s review how dental implants work:
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants have been used in dentistry for decades; however, the biggest breakthrough in dental implants came when dental professionals discovered that titanium naturally fuses to bone. This process is called osseointegration, and it usually takes about eight to 12 weeks. During that time, the patient will wear a temporary restoration. Through osseointegration, we’re able to place dental implants that anchor crowns or permanent new teeth by acting like a root. Osseointegration is important because it connects the tooth to the bone but also helps prevent future bone loss. Patients who have missing teeth or sections of missing teeth are a greater risk of bone deterioration, which can change the shape of your face.
Our office can place dental implants and permanent teeth that can completely restore your smile. If you’d like to hear more about our dental implants, call us today and schedule a visit.