Dental implants are reliable, sturdy replacement teeth that fill gaps in your smile. At Savannah Dental Group in Savannah, Georgia, Dr. Christian Patti restores implants by attaching prosthetics that look and function like healthy, normal teeth. He also monitors your implant-supported prosthetic, makes adjustments, and provides tips on how to best care for your new replacement teeth. If you have dental implants and want to add a restoration, such as a bridge or a denture, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Dental implants are metal frames or posts surgically inserted into your jawbone to support prosthetic teeth like dentures. After placement, implants naturally meld into your jawbone over time in a process called osseointegration. Implants essentially become a part of your jawbone and provide excellent support for replacement teeth.
To be a good candidate for dental implants, you must have a sufficient amount of strong jawbone to withstand the surgical procedure. If you don’t have enough jawbone, you can undergo a grafting procedure to graft extra bone onto your existing jawbone.
Dr. Patti frequently restores dental implants, although he doesn’t perform the surgery to insert them into the jawbone.
Restoring dental implants refers to securely attaching prosthetic teeth, whether it’s bridges or dentures, to the implant in your jaw to restore your smile. When choosing an implant-supported restoration that’s right for you, you have multiple options.
Dental bridges can be attached to implants, rather than bonded to surrounding teeth, for extra stability. Dr. Patti can also place crowns on implant-supported prosthetic teeth for added protection.
Implant-supported restorations are generally favored because bridges and dentures bonded to teeth or held in place by clasps aren’t as firm and may result in shifting inside your mouth. Implants offer a permanent aesthetic solution to the problem of gaps in your smile.
Sturdy and durable, implants are built to last because they become a part of your oral structures. As long as you attend your regular dental appointments at Savannah Dental Group and practice good oral hygiene, you can enjoy a lifetime of happiness with your implant-supported restoration.
Implant-supported prosthetics also help you restore your natural face shape and smile after the negative effects caused by missing teeth. When your jawbone doesn’t have teeth to support, it can deteriorate, leading to an unappealing facial structure and poor jaw health.
To learn more about dental implant restorations, call or use the online booking tool and schedule an appointment today.