The most durable and longest lasting of all solutions to missing natural teeth are dental implants from Anchorage Dental Arts, LLC in Anchorage. Depending on your needs, dental implants can be the perfect solution to missing natural teeth. Implants are secure and feel the most natural of all artificial teeth. Dental implants can be placed for a single missing natural tooth or a full mouth dental replacement.
Dental implants are made of small titanium screws that are securely, permanently embedded into the living bone of your jaws. The post is biofriendly; it will become fused into the jawbone and natural bone will grown onto it. Implants help bring nutrients to the jawbone as they encourage blood vessel health and growth.
An abutment is fitted to the dental implant post to serve as an attachment point for artificial teeth. Typically, one post is implanted per artificial tooth, but all-on-4s support an entire lower or upper plate of artificial teeth with only four posts per plate.
Replacement teeth are set into place over the implants. Fixed to the abutment, false teeth are securely placed and allow over 70 percent of normal chewing efficiency to be recaptured.
Dental implants have to be set into bone that’s got enough mass and density. The gum and bone tissue in the area of an implant must be healthy. If there’s any disease at work, it must be arrested and reversed before the implants can be placed. If there’s not enough bone for teeth toward the back of the jaw, a sinus lift puts bone mass where it’s needed most. Once the transplanted bone material has solidified and grown into place, the implant procedure can take place. Subperiosteal implants can also deliver similar benefits.
Getting dental implants requires oral surgery. This isn’t a quick solution to tooth loss. Implants can take a year from onset to completion. In the first step, the implant is set into the living bone of the jawbone and must fuse into the natural bone. This process, osseointegration, is necessary and is in large part responsible for the natural stability of the implants. Osseointegration takes several months.