Dental implants are a modern restorative dentistry solution to missing teeth. They are a permanent solution. They function and look just like natural teeth. Byron Blasco, DMD in Las Vegas, provides dental implants for patients. They not only help improve smiles, but they prevent further deterioration in the gums and jawbone. Dental implants are a great solution but have you ever wondered exactly how dental implants work?
First, your dentist will carefully examine your mouth and take x-rays of your head, jaw, and teeth. This will ensure that you are the right candidate for dental implants, and so the dentist will know what solutions work for you.
When you come in to receive a dental implant, your dentist will put a dental implant in your jaw bone beneath the gum tissue. A bio-compatible titanium implant is utilized in place of your tooth root. This implant serves as the foundation for a secure natural-looking false tooth designed to blend with the rest of your teeth to perfection. Your gum tissue is then stitched back into place. As it heals it will bond with the bone and attach to the gum.
Once the tissue is healed your dentist will attach an abutment to the implant. That will connect the replacement tooth to the implant. The natural-looking artificial tooth is then attached to the abutment.
Candidates for dental implants must have adequate bone and gum tissue to support an implant. Byron Blasco, DMD, in Las Vegas, is sometimes able to use bone and gum grafting to turn someone who may not be a candidate for dental implants into someone who can restore their missing teeth with the best of modern dentistry.
If you think you are a candidate for dental implants contact your Las Vegas dentist, Dr. Byron Blasco. To schedule an appointment call (702) 979-7337.