Dental implants are changing the way
people live. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation
for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural
teeth. With dental implants the person who has lost teeth may
regain the ability to function more effectively, knowing that teeth
appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients
with dental implants can smile with confidence.
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What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are best described as a titanium root
replacement. Dental implants are surgically inserted into the jaw
bone in the area of the missing tooth/teeth and serve as the
foundation on which your dentist can reconstruct your missing
The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation
for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the dental
implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide
stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. In addition,
special attachments can be utilized that allow patients with
dentures to attach or snap their denture onto the dental implants
and substantially increase the stability of their denture.
Dental implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing
bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
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Are you a candidate for implants?
If you are considering dental implants, your mouth must be
examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed.
If your mouth is not ideal for dental implants, ways of improving
outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.
At Associated Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of Peoria we
can help determine if you are a canidate for dental implants.
Please contact Associated Oral & Maxillofacial
Surgeons of Peoria, Peoria, IL Office to learn more about how we
can help you with dental implants.
What type of anesthesia is used?
A variety of anesthesia options are typically available
depending on your medical history. These options include local
anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, IV sedation, and general
anesthesia. Your surgeon will discuss these options with you at the
time of consultation.