How Dental Implants Work
This also helps preserve facial structure, preventing the bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing.
Why Choose Ceramic Dental Implants?
As with dental restorations, ceramic offers far better aesthetics than metal. You don’t ever have to worry about gray lines or shadows showing if your gums should recede a bit. Nor does ceramic shear or corrode over time as metal can. In fact, some scientific evidence suggests that ceramic implants allow for both better blood circulation and bone retention than metal implants.
Broadly biocompatible, ceramic implants also sidestep the risk of creating galvanic currents in the mouth – a phenomenon that occurs when more than one type of metal is in the mouth and has been linked to an array of systemic health troubles. (This also accelerates metal corrosion.)
Step One to Restoring Your Smile with Implants
How the Implant Procedure Works
For most patients, placing the implants requires two procedures. The first is surgical placement of the implant(s) into the jawbone. For the first three to six months after surgery, the implants are below the surface of your gums, gradually bonding with the bone. You should be able to wear temporary partials or dentures and eat a soft diet during this time.
Once the implants have fully integrated with the jawbone, the surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Yoshida will take impressions. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. Replacement teeth are made over these.
While the entire process typically takes six to eight months, most patients don’t experience any disruption to their daily life.
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