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Dental implants have become a choice treatment option for many patients who are missing one or more teeth. A dental implant is a replacement tooth "root" constructed of medical grade titanium. Dental implants are extremely stable, strong and natural looking. Patients with dental implants are able to eat, smile and laugh without fear or embarrassment their denture may slip or click, or their bridge will trap food.
The implant is inserted into the jawbone in the area of a missing tooth, and a "crown" is constructed to act as the visible portion of the tooth. Dental implant surgery is generally less painful than having a tooth surgically extracted. Dr. Weinstein will place the implant into the jawbone and then cover it with gum tissue, allowing it to heal and "osseointegrate," meaning it will bond to the surrounding bone in the next two to four months. While the healing process takes place, the patient wears a temporary replacement tooth Once the dental implant has bonded to the surrounding bone, Dr. Weinstein will uncover it and attach a post to the implant protruding through the gum. At this point, a restorative dentist, or your family general dentist, can build a permanent crown for the tooth. The final result is a replacement tooth that looks, feels and acts like a natural tooth.
More than 90 percent of dental implants remain in place for 30 years or more, whereas bridges typically last about seven to 15 years.