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By Cecile Sebastian, DDS
November 08, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

The ideal treatment for your smile is one that gives you long-term, secure, and reliable results. Dental implants are that solution for patients who have recently experienced tooth loss. Decide if dental implants are the right restoration solution for you by reading below, and if you have any further questions regarding the topic, call Dr. Cecile Sebastian, a top dentist serving patients in Honolulu, HI.

Completing Your Smile with Dental Implants
Modern dental implantation technology has been helping patients since the 1970s, although the initial idea for them was conceived in the late 1940s. Experts discovered that when placed in healthy tissue, certain foreign objects will fuse with bone, meaning that a dental implant can stay as firmly attached to your jaw as your natural teeth can. When you have a sturdy implant, your dentist can craft a custom crown and connect it using an abutment device to fill in open spaces.

Are Implants Right for You?
Your Honolulu dentist will want to discuss dental implants with you very soon after tooth loss or extraction. This is because there is still likely to be enough bone tissue present to make you a good candidate for this procedure. You should also have a healthy immune system and be firmly committed to good oral hygiene (daily tooth brushing and flossing to avoid gum disease). The goal is to give you a whole new tooth that will last for a lifetime.

Dental Implants: The Procedure
You will need to visit the dentist about three times to have dental implants installed. The first part of the procedure is to surgically implant the titanium post into the jaw. A small part of the implant will be visible above the gumline, and will ultimately act as a support for a crown. At the second appointment, impressions will be taken, and the third appointment will be scheduled for crown placement. In some cases, a dentist may recommend gum grafting before the dental implantation procedure to regenerate new bone tissue, which will require a separate appointment.

Find Out More About Dental Implants
You need to schedule an initial consultation to find out if dental implants are right for you. Call (808) 537-2880 today to make an appointment with Dr. Cecile Sebastian at her Honolulu dentist office.

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