Dental Implants

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DENTAL IMPLANTS

 

Eicon Dental is now placing Straumann dental implants as well as Dentium implants! Straumann has the longest history of all dental implants on the market. Also, recent study showed that they have a success rate of 97.6% ! Check out the link below to watch videos highlighting the Straumann dental implants…

http://www.straumann.us/en/professionals/resource-center/images-and-video-gallery/videos.html

 

**This video shows a sample of an implant retained denture**

 

Dental implants are titanium posts that act as a tooth root for the support of permanent tooth prosthetic's that are manufactured to last a lifetime. These artificial roots are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line where they become fused into the jaw. A crown is mounted atop the implant for a long-lasting and natural looking smile. Many dentists and patients prefer dental implants because they offer the same function as natural teeth and also help prevent bone atrophy in the jaw. Dental implants may replace a single missing or damaged tooth or may also be used to restore an entire smile.

 

ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS RIGHT FOR ME?

You may qualify for dental implants if you have missing, broken or severely decayed teeth and are in relatively good overall health. The only way of determining your eligibility for implants is to consult with an oral care provider to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IF MY DENTIST AND I DECIDE DENTAL IMPLANTS ARE RIGHT FOR ME?

The placement of dental implants is a multi-step process that typically takes between 6 and 12 months to complete. It begins with a surgical procedure during which a titanium rod is placed where a previous natural tooth root once was. The gums are sutured shut over the implant, where is will stay for several months while it heals and begins fusing with the surrounding bone. Due to the nature of implant placement and its average procedure time of between 1 and 2 hours, you’ll be sedated and/or anesthetized for the duration of the treatment. At the conclusion of the healing period, you’ll return to be fitted for permanent crowns and have them placed.

WHAT TYPE OF POST-TREATMENT CARE WILL I REQUIRE?

It is normal to experience some discomfort, including bruising and swelling following a dental implant procedure. However, inflammation and pain may be managed with over-the-counter medications, hydrocodone, or codeine. You may be asked to eat only soft foods for approximately 2 weeks until the surgical site heals.

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