Implant Dentistry in Nicholasville
If you have lost a tooth due to poor dental hygiene or an accident, you may qualify to use implant dentistry to replace that tooth (or several teeth) rather than using a bridge. Implant dentistry is often used when a patient has no nearby teeth to which a dental bridge can be attached (often in cases when several teeth need to be replaced in the same area). When a tooth is lost, it might result in feelings of self consciousness. With implant dentistry provided by Jessamine Dental, these feelings are not necessary.
One of the advantages of implant dentistry is that the implants are, unlike bridges and crowns, almost impossible to distinguish from other teeth present in the mouth. The implants are actually directly attached to the bone - resulting in teeth that may actually be stronger than the original. The first step in implant dentistry is creating the hole into which a titanium screw will be placed. Once this screw is in, it often takes a period of up to six months for the screw to properly anchor to the jaw. Once the area has healed and the screw has anchored, a temporary crown is attached. After the gums have grown and adjusted to this crown, it is removed and a permanent crown is attached to complete the implant process. A periodontist (specialist dealing with gums) or an oral surgeon (specialist dealing with tooth extractions) will place the titanium implant (screw). The crown or denture to be placed on the implant will be made at Jessamine Dental.