Dental Implants

Losing your natural teeth not only can seriously effect your oral health but can also make you feel self conscious about the aesthetic look of your smile. Dental implants are an innovative form of modern technology that is designed to replace missing teeth and provide the full dental function, as your real teeth would perform. You can eat, chew and drink just as you were able to with your real teeth.

Tooth Loss Consequences

When you loose one or more of your natural teeth, this can cause a shift to occur with the remaining teeth resulting in the loss of more teeth. In more devastating cases, the loss of a tooth can result in the deterioration of the jaw bone due to concept that the body no longer will send the nutrients to this vacant area because of the absence of the tooth roots. A dental implant is a small screw made of titanium that mimics the root portion of the tooth. Titanium is biocompatiblie, which essentially allows for the implant to fuse with the jawbone tissue during the healing process of the first part of this procedure. Once healed, the dental implant gives the support needed to maintain the natural shape of the bone as well as acts as a stable structure in the mouth.

Not only can missing teeth affect the cosmetic nature of one’s appearance, but can also cause difficulty in normal dental functions such as chewing and speaking. Dental implants serve as the most advanced type of tooth replacement technology available in the dental world. They provide the function and support, as your real teeth would give, all while looking and feeling natural.

The Procedure

During the first phase of a dental plant procedure, Dr. Karagodsky will evaluate the bone density of your jawbone to determine if the bone is strong enough to support the implant. Once the evaluation is complete, the Doctor will then place titanium rods into the vacant socket so that these posts can essentially merge in with your jawbone tissue during a healing span of three to six months. The Doctor will provide for you a temporary restoration to wear during this healing phase. Once the implants have fully integrated into the bone tissue, you will return for the second phase of this procedure. During this time, Dr. Karagodsky will place a customized porcelain crown on top of the posts to restore your natural teeth alignment. This serves as the completion of the procedure allowing you to enjoy your new natural looking tooth.

Many dental practices will refer the surgical placement of this dental procedure to a specialist ultimately, only providing services to restore the posts once they have healed. Dr. Karagodsky is highly specialized and qualified in dental implant procedures; therefore all stages of this procedure will be done at Smile Maker. In more severe situations, some patients will need to have their bone tissue augmented with a bone graft as a technique to provide a strong base to support the implants. The Doctor is also well versed with this type of procedure.

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