A beautiful smile full of perfect teeth is something that almost everyone desires. Many people are told it is out of reach due to extensive damage. However, due to technological advances almost anyone can achieve the smile of their dreams through dental implants.
If you are thinking about receiving dental implants, there is some information Dr. Lechner wants you to know. First, it is imperative that your gums and jaw bone are in good enough health to withstand this surgical procedure. This is because your gums and jaw bone are the anchors for your new teeth.
Next, it is important to understand the two options available to you when it comes to dental implants: Endosteal and Subperiosteal. Both options are outlined below:
Endosteal - These implants go into your bone. They utilize screws or blades that are anchored by your jaw bone. Each of your endosteal implants will fasten many teeth in place. These are recommended for those who wear dentures.
Subperiosteal - These implants are used for patients who do not have sufficient bone mass to receive endosteal implants. These implants are fastened on top of your jaw bone and use wiring and gum tissue to connect and fasten your new teeth.
Finally, you should understand that the procedure requires the work of both a dentist and periodontist. The procedure will include several steps. These steps include:
Tooth restoration/replacement - You may need one or more teeth restored or replaced in order to support an implant, denture, or dental bridge.
Sinus augmentation - This lifts your sinus cavity in order to maximize your bone density.
Ridge modification - This lifts your gum line in order to develop jaw bone and use your bone substitute in a better manner. This will aid your dental implants and help them las longer.
Following your implant procedure, you must keep frequent checkups with your dentist. This paired with good at home mouth care will keep your dental implants healthy.
If you want to request more information about dental implants in the Delaware, Ohio area please contact Dr. Lechner at 740-363-8240 or schedule an appointment online.