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Dental Implants

Dental Implants
Dental implants are surgical-grade root devices that support permanent tooth prosthetics that are manufactured to last a lifetime. These artificial roots are anchored in the bone beneath the gums 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 be used to replace a single missing or damaged tooth or to restore an entire smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Dr. Zeitlin to identify whether you have adequate bone support and healthy gums that will support the new implanted structure.

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 9 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. 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 or hydrocodone. You may be asked to eat only soft foods until the surgical site heals.

DentaMedica® Dental Recovery Support Program

DentaMedica® is a 6-week comprehensive dental recovery support program to promote the body’s healing process prior to and after surgery. Our vitamin and mineral dietary supplements offer key nutritional supplements designed to enhance antioxidant and vitamin levels.

Vitamin D for Bones

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with up to a 300% increase in dental implant failure rate while also increasing dental-related complications. DentaMedica® is designed to boost bone-related support nutrients to optimal levels prior to dental surgery.

Antioxidants Play A Vital Role In Healing

Antioxidants have remarkable benefits and valuable properties for the maintenance of periodontal health, bone physiology and soft tissue wound healing.

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