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Dental implants are surgical components in the form of metal posts that connects with the jaw bone to replace missing teeth. Once dental implants are in place, your dentist can attach replacement teeth to them.

Why do You Need Dental Implants?

If you have missing teeth, you may benefit from dental implants. People typically lose teeth due to injuries, oral diseases, teeth grinding, and tooth decay.

If you have missing teeth, you need to replace them as soon as possible to regain full functionality of your teeth and to prevent tooth decay. Gaps between teeth are like magnets for bacteria in the form of plaque and tartar. If you don’t remove the bacteria regularly, it can lead to cavities or gum conditions like gingivitis.

Another problem with gaps in your mouth is that adjacent teeth tend to shift into the vacant spaces which can lead to issues with biting and speaking. Surgically positioning dental implants on the jawbone beneath the gums is a long-term solution to replace missing teeth and restore full dental functionality.

Unfortunately, not all people who have missing teeth are good candidates for dental implants. To qualify for the positioning of implants, you need to have a strong jaw bone and healthy gums. Schedule a visit to your dentist to find out if getting implants is an option for you.

How Does Implant Positioning Work?

Dental implants consist of three parts, the implant screw, the abutment, and the crown.

The implant screw is an artificial tooth root. Implant screws are typically made from biocompatible metals like titanium. This part is positioned to the jaw bone and anchors the rest of the implant.

The abutment is a titanium connection between the implant screw and the crown.

The manufactured crown is the artificial replacement tooth. It looks like a natural tooth and connects to the abutment.

After the positioning procedure and recovery, the implants are a part of your body. Dental implants are just as strong as natural teeth, and you will have full functionality of your new teeth.

The Importance of Dental Implants

Dental implants are also considered to be a part of cosmetic dentistry. Apart from the facial aesthetics, undergoing the dental implant positioning procedure can also benefit your dental and physical health.

When you lose a tooth, the bone density in the area decreases. The loss in bone density can affect your bite and can even cause you to lose more teeth. If you chew with a new dental implant, it places pressure on your jaw bone and causes a build-up of the bone density.

Losing a tooth can be incredibly detrimental to your dental health. By getting a dental implant, you can restore your bite and jaw bone density.

If you don’t have a sufficient bone density to qualify for an implant, you need to undergo additional procedures to build your bone strength. At Vellore Woods Dental, we can help you develop the supporting structures in your mouth to allow for the positioning of implants. Our team has over 40 years of diverse experience and Dr. Karavos has a particular interest in implants and oral surgery.

Contact Us

Dental implants are like regular teeth. You also have to floss and brush them every day. If you need the benefits that this procedure has to offer, contact Vellore Woods Dental today to schedule an initial consultation.

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Dear Patients,

We are pleased to WELCOME YOU BACK! We are practicing SAFE DENTISTRY!

Rest assured that we have taken steps above what was required. After all, your health is our highest priority. We are finally OPEN and look forward to seeing you again soon!

OUR NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOL:

  • When we speak with you regarding your appointment, we will be asking you additional screening questions. Patients who exhibit any symptoms will need to postpone their treatment.
  • When you arrive to your appointment, please wait in your car until your appointment time and bring as little as possible into the office with you.
  • If you have a mask or face covering, we encourage you to wear one to your appointment.
  • We will ask that you sanitize/wash your hands with soap and water upon entering the office and before leaving.
  • There will be a consent form for patients to sign upon arrival and we want you to know that the guidelines in place currently have staff member signing off on a daily consent that ensures they are ready and prepared to provide treatment in the safest possible way.

We want to assure everyone that our office takes the safety and health of our patients, their families, team members and doctors very seriously. Although our operations will be slightly different today than they were previously, we are excited to finally welcome you all back in a slow and safe manner.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition to the new normal.

Sincerely,
Your Dental Team