Dental implants have been used for over 40 years by professional dentists throughout the world to restore their tooth function. They are made with surgical grade titanium giving a permanent solution in most cases for your loose or missing teeth. Titanium is also used for other medical devices like hip and knee replacements. With titanium, the human bones can easily combine with the metals. Osseo-integration is what this process is called where the human body allows the bone to bond with the titanium metal to become one. Titanium metals have improved millions of peoples’ lives. If you know anyone who has had one for one or more teeth you will know they are very happy especially if they previously had dentures. They look and feel just like your normal teeth. You can’t tell the difference once they have healed and stabilized in the bone. We can definitely help. This technology has drastically improved from what they were 40 years ago. Titanium posts are state of the art technology and top quality materials. Then after about 16 – 20 weeks, the bone and the metal will heal allowing for the final crown to be permanently attached. These titanium posts are so natural for the body that they do not get rejected by your natural immune system. Most things added to your body are treated as foreign objects in your body’s immune system. They will be rejected. But not titanium posts. This is the reason we use these specific posts. Dr Winston Muditajaya here at Whittier Square Dentistry is a fully qualified implant dentist. He has been awarded the honor of an Associate Fellow with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He can do most any tooth and gum service you may need including follow up services. His patients love how he treats you like a real person who is curious about the procedures and processes. He takes his time to make sure you understand what, when, why and how. If you have any questions about anything including our services or procedures, please make sure you ask. Our tooth doctors love to talk about their work.
When Should You Get One?
If you are missing a tooth, whether by accident or due to sever decay, we can help in most cases. Delaying this process can cause problems the longer you wait. The empty space can allow teeth around the missing tooth to drift out of its normal position. This may cause cosmetic problems, and can also cause jaw pain as well as headaches. This can even cause severe bite problems due to the teeth changing positions and tilting in the mouth. You should replace missing teeth as soon as possible to keep the normal healthy position for the other teeth. Do not hesitate to call and ask any questions you may have lingering in your head. You will feel much better when your questions are answered.
What Can I Expect When I Get My Implant?
After a careful examination of the x-ray’s and your teeth, gums and your bone structure, we will explain the options for treatment. They will also answer any questions you may have. Once your treatment starts, we will give you a local anesthetic to make you comfortable during the procedure. He will prepare the socket and insert the titanium post. Upon completion, the titanium post will be covered with a temporary crown for 16 to 20 weeks to protect the area until the bone is healed and ready for the permanent crown to be attached. When the tooth area is ready your permanent crown will be bonded to the titanium post. We is happy to discuss and answer any questions you may have about any dentistry subject.