Designed to mimic the natural tooth, dental implants are composed of three separate parts, known as the implant, the abutment, and the crown restoration. When receiving a dental implant, the implant post is first surgically placed into the jaw. Following placement recovery, the abutment and crown restoration are placed, completing the treatment.
The surgical placement of the implant into the jaw yields a number of benefits for patients. During the recovery process, the bone and implant fuse together, creating a strong base for the remaining parts of the restoration. This embedment not only guarantees treatment longevity, but it also helps the implant provide constant stimulation to the bone, mimicking how the natural tooth root interacts with the jaw. In the long run, this artificial stimulation encourages healthy bone regeneration, preserving the integrity of the facial structure and preventing additional tooth loss.
Unlike traditional restorations, dental implants can be personalized to meet each patient’s unique tooth replacement needs. In addition to replacing one localized tooth, implants may also be used to support multiple tooth restorations via implant-supported bridges or implant-supported dentures.
Dental implants may also be used to stabilize existing restorations, such as dentures, to the dentition. At Willow Glen Dentistry, mini dental implants are frequently used to provide patients suffering from multiple or full arch tooth loss with a convenient and affordable method of regaining dental function. Similar to traditional dental implants, an implant post is placed into the jaw. However, mini dental implant treatment utilizes a smaller post, making this treatment ideal for individuals that may not have sufficient jaw bone to successfully support the full-sized implant. Corresponding attachment are then placed on the final arch restoration and the prosthetic is attached to the implant posts, creating a seamless, natural looking smile.
When helping patients select the best restorative treatment plan for their dentition, Dr. Pisacane uses advanced technology to provide patients with an in-depth look at their smile. Through personalized one-on-one consultation, individuals are presented with long-term treatment options tailored to their unique dental needs. For more information about restoring health and function to your smile with dental implants, contact our San Jose dentist today.
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