Dental implants are a permanent way to replace missing teeth. These surgical tooth replacements accurately replicate the look and feel of natural teeth, improving comfort and aesthetics in one simple procedure.
Who Uses Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a durable, long-lasting solution for tooth loss. You may want to speak with Dr. Krothapalli about implant dentistry options if you are missing one or more teeth due to:
Implants are an easy, instant way to replace missing teeth, improve overall oral health, and increase the brilliance of your smile.
How Implant Dentistry Works
Dental implants have three parts: a titanium screw, a post, and a dental crown. The titanium metal screw is inserted into the jawbone, where it fuses to the bone over the next six months through a process called osteointegration.
Once the implant has become integrated with the jaw, Dr. Krothapalli will add a post to extend the height of the implant and top that with a dental crown, which will serve as your new replacement tooth.
Dental implants have a 90-95% success rate, and even higher when the procedure is performed immediately after extracting a tooth. The success of implant surgery depends on success of the osteointegration process, and is higher among non-smokers and people with a strong, healthy immune system. Dental implants are not recommended for anyone taking immunosuppressant drugs or with compromised immunity.
Benefits of Dental Implants