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Dental Implants Explained

If you have a missing tooth or teeth, you may qualify for Dental Implants. They are artificial teeth that look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Not only do they restore your smile, but they also preserve your facial contours, so you can eat almost anything. With Dental Implants, you can regain your confidence and eat any type of food. The procedure can last anywhere from six to nine months and will help you feel and look better.

Depending on your condition, you may be able to have several implants in one visit. The procedure requires a doctor to first plan your implant procedure. A dentist may work with various specialists to ensure your optimal treatment. In addition to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, you may have to visit a periodontist, who specializes in the structures that support your teeth, and a prosthodontist, who specializes in the design of artificial teeth. You may also need to see an ENT specialist if you have other medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or other conditions that can negatively impact your mouth.

The process of implant placement involves a variety of specialists. Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon will perform the procedure, and a periodontist, who treats structures supporting teeth, will design the new tooth. Your prosthodontist will also work with you to determine the right type of dental implants for your needs. A dental X-ray, 3D images, and models of your mouth may all be required before your procedure.