Restorative Dental Implants From Sandra Windsor, DDS
Before development of restorative dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.
Restorative dental implants from Sandra Windsor, DDS in Oklahoma City, OK are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Restorative dental implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Not everyone is a candidate for a restorative dental implant, however. For a successful restorative dental implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.
Restorative dental implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Restorative dental implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.
Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an restorative dental implant and place the restorative dental implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth.
Because restorative dental implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure.
Like any restoration, dental implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time.
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