I have been thinking about getting dental implants for the last few years now. I have four missing teeth in the back that I have a partial for. However, I really do not like having to wear a dental partial and would like to know more about possibility of getting dental implants instead. My dentist I go to now does not do dental implants so who would I talk to about implants?
Is there any dental office that I can go to for free information about having dental implants and how much they would cost me? I would like to know how other people liked their implants? Really any information would be great thanks.
I am wanting dental implants
I have three missing teeth in the back. I can not have a bridge because I do not have two connecting teeth. So my dentist said that I could have a partial which he can do for me. Or I can look into implants that would be just like my normal teeth but that he does not do implants so I would need to find a dentist that does.
I would like to know more about implants. I have heard ramdon good and bad things about implants but I would like more feed back please. I know that they would be more costly but besides cost what are some things I should know about dental implants?
Full Dental Implant – What are they?
As the name suggests this is an implant that will replace all the teeth you have. More invasive than a single tooth replacement this procedure will require more than one trip to the dentist.
Commonly called a full bridge it will replace all your teeth and some of the roots. Here is a simple break down of what you can minimally expect:
• At least two surgical procedures
• Surgery one: The professional will use an incision to expose the jawbone then drill holes for anchor screws for the fixtures. Four to six fixtures are needed for the lower jaw and six to eight for the upper. Now the healing process begins you will wear a temporary bridge while you heal.
• Healing for upper jaw: 6 months
• Healing for lower jaw: 3 months
• Surgery two: In this surgery, the implant must be exposed to allow for the attaching of the permanent bridge.
• You may have a waiting time while teeth are fabricated
• In subsequent visits to the dentist, your new teeth will be attached and adjusted for good aesthetics and proper bite.
This is a brief overview of the possible process and may vary due to differences in healing time from person to person etc…
Hope this helps.
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