When you’re losing teeth it can be frightening. While many patients use dentures and removable partial dentures, they have their limitations. Dr. Kaur can help by placing implant-supported restorations to restore your natural function.
The biggest drawback to non-implant-supported dentures is the potential for facial collapse. When you remove your teeth, your body begins reabsorbing the minerals in your jawbone to use elsewhere throughout your body. The result is a scrunched up face that’s no longer able to even retain dentures.
Because of that, anytime you lose teeth, Dr. Kaur prefers using some implant support for the replacement teeth.
Dental Implants Procedure
Dental implants are placed in three stages:
- Surgical Phase
Here a titanium root will be surgically placed into your jawbone where your tooth root stood before extraction. This signals to your body that your jawbone is needed and it leaves the minerals in place. Dr. Kaur will refer you to a surgeon for this phase.
- Healing Phase
After this is completed, your body is given time to heal and rest. During this time period, your bone will build up around the implant. This part, called osseointegration, is extremely important. Without the bone’s support, your implant will become loose and fall out.
- Restoration Phase
Once healing is completed, Dr. Kaur will custom design a porcelain crown that fits above your implant and functions just like a healthy natural tooth.
If you’re considering dental implants, Dr. Kaur will do a complimentary consultation to discuss all your options, as well as tell you which procedures you’re a candidate for. You may call our office to schedule an appointment or click here to request an appointment online.