Smiles by Farr Dentists Are Experienced In Successful Dental Implant Placement
Before the development of dental implants, fixed bridges and removable dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. However, implants are so well-designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth.
Implants are synthetic structures made out of titanium that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.
Dental Implant Placement Procedure
Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth.
- Because implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure.
- Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time.
For cleanings, periodontal treatments, or any of the treatments above, schedule an appointment with Dr. Farr call today at our Huntley office (847) 669-2787 or Barrington office at (847) 381-7290 for after hours and emergency care call (847) 849-6371. Our staff looks forward to meeting you!