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Learn all about method and aftercare of dental implants procedure

Sam Khoury
Learn all about method and aftercare of dental implants procedure

Did you know that dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal, screw-like posts and replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth? However rest assured that dental implants look and function much like real ones. Dental implant surgery today comes as a welcome option for people wearing dentures or bridgework that doesn't fit well. Dental implants can offer an option when a lack of natural teeth roots doesn’t allow building denture or bridgework tooth replacements also.

The performance of dental implant surgery depends on the type of implant and health of your jawbone. The condition of your jawbone plays a crucial role in success of dental implant surgery. Dental implant surgery might involve several procedures. The major benefit of implants is that they provide solid support for your new teeth. It is a process that requires the bone to heal tightly around the implant. Because this bone healing involves time, the process can take many months.

Since dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, they serve as the roots of your missing teeth. Because the titanium in the implants fuses with your jawbone, the implants do not slip or even make noise or cause bone damage the way fixed bridgework or dentures might. You have the advantage that the materials used in dental implants will not decay like your own teeth. To know whether you are right candidate for dental implants check out the following questions:

  • Have one or more missing teeth
  • Have a jawbone that's reached full growth
  • Have adequate bone to secure the implants or are able to have a bone graft
  • Have healthy oral tissues
  • Don't have health conditions that will affect bone healing
  • Are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
  • Want to improve your speech
  • Are willing to commit several months to the process
  • Don't smoke tobacco
  • Request an Appointment at Dr Sam Khoury’s Clinic.

If you have decided on the dental implant surgery then you have to prepare with the planning process for dental implants Exton PA that involves a variety of specialists, including a doctor who specializes in conditions of the mouth, jaw and face. These oral care experts are known as maxillofacial surgeon. You have to consult a dentist specializing in treating structures that support the teeth, such as gums and bones (periodontist), a dentist who designs and fits artificial teeth (prosthodontist), or occasionally an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist.

Dr. Sam Khoury is a top Periodontist in Yardley PA, and Board Certified dentist by the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Sam Khoury has extensive training in the field of cosmetic dental work. He is dedicated to patient satisfaction.

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