close
info
Search in:
Use the search below to find a dentist anywhere in the world!
Filter by category:
Filter by country:
Filter by type of treatment:
Keywords:
  • We Recommend We Recommend
    dental clinics, dental offices, dental hygienist
    We Recommend
     
    GO to Dental Clinic
  • Dental Services Dental Services
    find dental services and more
    Dental Services
     
    GO to Dental Service
  • Medical News Medical News
    read about dentistry, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry
    Medical News How to choose the right mouthwash
    If you’d like to add a mouthwash or rinse to your oral care routine, it’s important to be aware of just what these does. Some freshen breath, others provide an anti-cavity...
     
    GO to Medical News
  • Medical Dictionary Medical Dictionary
    quick access to medical terms
    Medical Dictionary Quadriceps stretch
    An exercise to stretch the quadriceps muscle, the large muscle in the front of the thigh. To do this exercise, lie on your left side, on the floor. Your hips should be lined up so that the right...
     
    GO to Dictionary
  • Dental Products Dental Products
    medical equipment, dental supplies, dental equipment
    Dental Products
     
    GO to Dental Product
  • Case Studies Case Studies
    case study examples, medical case studies, dental case study
    Case Studies What is pulpotomy in children?
    Pulpotomy is a type of dentistry treatment. Pulpotomy is performed when tooth decay progresses to involve the pulp or nerve of baby tooth. Pulpotomy helps retain the baby tooth until the...
     
    GO to Case Studies
  • Dental Forum Dental Forum
    dentist forums, dental fear forum, dental phobia forum and more
    Dental Forum Lip Augmentation
    Topics of discussion about Lip Augmentation
     
    GO to Dental Forum
1/7
Join our newsletter!
 newsletter Join our newsletter! Subscribe arr
 
» Hammer toe - A condition in which the toe is flexed (curly),[...]
» Quality of life - Quality of life is an important consideration in[...]
 


» Root Canal Treatment - System
   Topics of discussion about the root[...]

» Sinus Lift - System
   Topics of discussion about Sinus Lift

Dental Implants Procedure

Reset Decrease Increase
Dental Implants Procedure
The Dental Implants Procedure

Dental implants are fixed to your jaw using a titanium alloy anchor that integrates with the bone and gums. Placed atop this strong foundation is a custom-made artificial tooth with the strength and looks of your lost tooth or teeth. Properly crafted and installed dental implants can last for decades and are indistinguishable from natural teeth. They literally become part of your jaw. You and your family will forget you ever had a gap in your smile! Unlike dentures, dental implants require no special maintenance; and unlike bridges, the risk of breaking dental implants is very low.

The dental implants procedure is generally a three-step process. First, Dr. Nelson will surgically place the titanium dental implant. After the surgery, you may experience some swelling or tenderness in the jaw or gums for a few days; Dr. Nelson can prescribe medication to alleviate any discomfort. The gums and bone will then begin to grow around the anchor of the dental implants. This growth will continue for three to six months. Eventually, the anchor will be held in place permanently by the bone.

With some types of dental implants, a second step is necessary. A second procedure is performed to attach a post to each anchor. The posts hold the replacement teeth. With other types of dental implants, the post and anchor are one unit and can be placed in the mouth at the same time.

After several weeks have passed to allow the bone and gums to heal sufficiently, the final step of the dental implants procedure is performed. The replacement tooth or teeth ("crowns") are made and then fitted to the titanium post. Several fittings may be required to get the fit exactly right and perfectly comfortable, so this step can take one or two months to complete. Dr. Nelson will cap your implant with a porcelain dental crown, which resembles a natural tooth in its ability to capture and reflect light. Dr. Nelson has years of experience in designing and creating customized smiles, and will closely match your crown in size, shape and color to the rest of your teeth. Dr. Nelson will complete the process from start to finish for you. There is no need to go back and forth between specialists!

If you have lost one or more teeth, it's imperative that you look into solutions such as dental implants right away. Time is of the essence when replacing missing teeth because your remaining teeth can shift to fill the gap, and unnatural gaps make dental hygiene difficult to maintain. Dental implants are often your best option for replacing missing teeth. Excellent alternatives to dental implants are bridges and dentures. For more information about dental implants, or to schedule a consultation, contact our aesthetic and restorative dentistry practice today.




Read more www.davidnelsondds.com




Source: David Nelson DDS

This article has been read by 1518 visitors.
Comments - Add your comment!
* - Required fields
Choose avatar: *    
Name *
Email * Will not be displayed
 
Comment *
2000 characters remaining
Security check
Enter the code below in the field next to it:
*This code help us prevent automated requests.

We welcome both positive and negative comments.
Do not include:
- Email addresses, phone numbers or other personal information that belong to you or to other people;
- Personal Ads;
- References to other comments or users who have posted comments;
- Obscene or offensive words.
Choose avatar: