Implants

Implants

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Before and After

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Missing tooth

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Tooth replaced by a dental implant

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There are three general phases of implant treatment:

  • Implant placement: The dentist surgically places the implant into the jaw.

  • Healing: The bone grows around the implant and holds the implant in place. This can take up to several months.

  • Replacing your missing teeth: The abutment, then a crown, bridge or denture will be made to fit your mouth and your implants. Once completed, the man-made teeth are attached to the implant posts.

Steps of Implant Placement

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Missing tooth

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Implant and abutment in place

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Tooth replaced by a dental implant and crown

Steps of Implant Surgery

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Before implant

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The implant is surgically placed in the jaw. Bone and tissues grow around the implant.

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A crown is placed on the implant. The crown may be connected to the implant by an abutment.

Peri-Implantitis

Implants are not invincible!

Just like your natural teeth, implants can last for many years if you take good care of them every day. But, you can still experience problems with implants if they are not properly maintained.

This may lead to implant infection and inflammation — known as peri-implantitis. This can cause your implant to become loose or shift because the bacteria and soft tissue is preventing your jaw bone from growing around the abutment.

Peri-Implantitis

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Peri-Implantitis (the inflammation and bone loss around implants of soft tissue around the implant).

Bone Loss and Gum Recession

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Bone and gum recession with implant exposure.

If the infection is not treated, it could spread to other parts of your mouth and your implant may need to be removed and/or replaced.

Implant-Supported Bridge

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Missing teeth

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A bridge is placed on implants

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After the bridge is placed

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Mar 18, 2019 | Posted by in Dental Hygiene | Comments Off on Implants
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