A dental implant is a screw placed into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. This device was created in 1952 by an orthopedic surgeon named Per-Ingvar Branemark. Today dental implants are used by over 3 million Americans and increasing by 500,000 each year. This tooth replacement option is considered the best in modern dentistry and has a 97% post-surgery success rate.
A dental implant permanently replaces the tooth root and anchors a prosthetic crown designed to look just like a natural. It is integrated into the jawbone to provide a realistic and natural finish. There are 3 parts that make up the dental implant:
The Implant/Screw: This is placed into the jawbone and acts as a replacement for a tooth root. Once this step is complete, the dentist will sew the gums shut to make sure that the tissue around the implant heals properly. The implant will fuse together with the jawbone, in a process known as osseointegration and act as your original tooth root.
The Abutment: After the implant has completely fused with the jawbone and the tissues around it has healed, the dentist will place the abutment over the implant. This piece connects the implant and the crown.
The Dental Crown: Once the gums have healed from the previous processes, a dental crown will be placed over the abutment. The dental crown is made to look like all of your natural teeth.
At Wellness Dental Center, we pride ourselves on using the best technology to meet our patients’ needs. That’s why we use Nobel Biocare dental implants. These implants provide the most natural smile because they meet the highest quality standards in using the purest titanium metal. These types of titanium metals have extreme durability and exceptional strength that creates a lasting dental implant. Dr. Andrey Rossius uses the endosteal implant method to place this implant into the jawbone.
The endosteal implant treatment also includes the extraction of any decayed teeth, a placement of an implant, and if required a bone grafting, L- PRF Tissue Engineering, temporary tooth flipper, Zirconia or Titanium abutment and E. Max or Empress High Premium Porcelain Metal Free Crown Restoration.
This device determines if extra supplemental treatments are necessary before administering dental implants. The cone beam is a state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT), that is used when regular facial or dental x-rays are not sufficient. In a single scan, the cone beam administers 3-dimensional pictures of your teeth, soft tissues of the mouth, nerve pathways and bone.
The Images that are obtained with cone beam CT allows your dentist to create a customized and precise treatment for each patient. The cone beam CT include an upright chat to sit nor a movable table so that patients could lie down during the examinations. There are many benefits of the images produced by the cone beam, which includes the evaluation of diseases in the jaw, bone structures of the face, nasal cavity and sinus structures.
According to Dentistry IQ, the dental cone beam CT is also useful for complex cases that involve:
At Wellness Dental Center we keep up with the latest technological advances that will benefit our patient’s. Call Wellness Dental Center today and schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Andrey Rossius. He will provide the information that you need to determine if dental implants are a good solution for you.
Dr. Andrey Rossius
3665 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Westlake Village, CA