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Dental Implant Restoration

Dental Implant Restoration Services

Missing teeth can become an embarrassment, especially if a tooth is missing in front of a person’s smile. Replacing the tooth is important, not only for aesthetics but also to prevent bone loss and the shifting of other teeth. Although there are multiple options for replacing missing teeth, there is only one that offers permanence. Dental implants are the everlasting way to replace missing teeth anywhere in the mouth.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a permanent option for tooth replacement. A dental implant consists of three parts that come together to act as a natural tooth and its root. The following are the parts of a dental implant:

  • A dental implant is a titanium screw that is implanted into the jawbone. Because it is made of titanium, the human body accepts it and begins to grow new bone growth around the implant, permanently holding it in place.
  • On top of the dental implant, an abutment is placed. The abutment allows the crown to join the implant base. Abutments can be made of several materials, including titanium, stainless steel, gold, and zirconia.
  • The crown is the final piece that completes the tooth replacement. Crowns can be made to blend in perfectly with surrounding teeth, creating a seamless replacement for a missing tooth anywhere in the mouth.

A dental implant becomes as strong as a natural human tooth. Unlike dentures and partials, a dental implant never needs to be removed. The titanium base becomes a permanent part of the patient’s mouth.

Dental implants can also be used to hold a plate of dentures in place securely. This procedure is called All-on-4® treatment.

It is important patients understand the dental implant procedure and that it takes place in steps. There are typically at least three visits in the process of getting dental implants.

The first visit is the consultation appointment. During this appointment, patients are examined and X-rayed, to determine if they are good candidates for the procedure.

At the second visit, the patient will go through a surgical procedure for the placement of the titanium base. During the surgery, the patient will be under anesthesia, so they will not feel any pain. A single tooth replacement will usually take between 30-60 minutes.

Those who are receiving multiple implants may go through a surgery that will last between one-three hours. At the end of the procedure, the dentist will put temporary crowns in place until full healing occurs. The final step is the placement of the permanent crown.

What Happens During the Recovery?

After the dental implant procedure, the patient will need to be driven home so they can rest until the effects of anesthesia wear off. The recovery period will differ among patients, depending on how many implants were put in place.

It is important patients follow their aftercare instructions. Most people do not experience serious pain, but patients can expect to have some degree of discomfort. Eating a soft foods diet is recommended.

Patients can expect to go back to their normal routines within one to two weeks. Full chewing ability will be restored within a few weeks to months, depending on the healing process. Once the body has grown new bone tissue around the implant, patients will be able to chew all types of foods again normally.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

There are many benefits to getting dental implants. Patients who are missing teeth need to be aware of all aspects, so they can make an informed decision. The following offers insight into the many benefits of dental implants.

  • Dental implants perform just like natural teeth, allowing patients to enjoy all the foods they love, without being worried about their implants.
  • Other measures of replacing a missing tooth, such as bridges, will typically last less than ten years. Dental implants can last a lifetime, with proper maintenance.
  • Dental implants also help to prevent bone loss in the empty socket. When a tooth is missing, the bone inside the socket will slowly begin to break down. Bone loss in the first year can be up to 25% without an implant replacement.
  • With dental implants, the adjacent teeth will not begin to shift out of place. Shifts can cause large gaps to develop between teeth, making a person’s smile look less attractive.
  • As a result of bone loss, the effects of aging, like sagging, begin to occur rapidly. By filling the socket with an implant, bone growth improves, keeping sagging at bay.
  • Dental implants look just like natural teeth, so they blend in perfectly with a person’s smile, making it complete.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. Patients will need to go through a consultation to determine if they meet the requirements. The following are some signs dentists look for when evaluating patients for dental implants.

  • Individuals should have good overall health. If their teeth and gums are not healthy, their healing will be impeded.
  • There should be ample bone growth in the socket. If it has been a long time since the tooth went missing, bone grafts may be put in place to encourage growth.
  • Smokers will need to stop smoking entirely before getting a dental implant and after. Smoking slows down the healing process and can lead to dental implant failure.
  • The individual needs to practice good oral hygiene and see their dentist often. A lack of oral hygiene could lead to infections.
  • It can take up to twelve months to complete the process, so individuals need to be prepared to be patient and realize it will take time.

Conclusion

Dental implants can transform a person’s smile entirely. Implants can replace any teeth in the mouth, and they can also be used to hold a denture plate in place.

With dental implants, individuals will no longer be ashamed of the appearance of their smile. Implants also help to improve a person’s chewing ability and speech. With a consultation appointment, patients can learn if dental implants are the answer for their missing teeth.

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George E.
George E.
Everything about the dentistry was excellent! I was most impressed with the hygienist, Melissa. She is the finest dental hygienist I have ever had.
Iliganoa Selena I.
Iliganoa Selena I.
Dr. Lyman and his team are the best! The pano machine was down last week but they made sure to call me right away when it was fixed and scheduled me in the next week. Front desk is approachable, friendly and super nice. The wait times aren’t really long and that’s perfect! Thought I was only getting my X-rays today but they pulled through with pulling my wisdom teeth and reassured me everything was going to be ok. Recommend this dental for a family like feel. Definitely coming back again!
Monica T.
Monica T.
Everyone is so nice and friendly, highly recommended
Chris H.
Chris H.
I had a broken tooth. Hadn't been to see them for about 2 years. But as soon as I contacted their office. They got me in quickly and took great care of me. I appreciate their customer service and they're caring attitude. It's hard to find these days. I highly recommend them.
Lisa ann S.
Lisa ann S.
1st time. Broken tooth, needed extraction. I despise going to the dentist. Dr Lyman was very thorough, made sure I was pain free prior to tooth removal. Didn't feel a thing. Best experience in over 20yrs. I will be returning and recommending to others. Thanks Doc!!
Janet B.
Janet B.
Friendly staff and dentist. Kelsey was absolutely amazing! I
Christy
Christy
Very nice staff
Anna R.
Anna R.
It was refreshing to walk into a Dentist office where the front desk was nice and smiled! The hygienists were wonderful. I could hear my 15 year old daughter laughing in the other room with Inez. Staff and Dentist are super personable. We will see you all in August. Thank you!!!!
Mystri B.
Mystri B.
Wonderful staff! Thank you for all that you guys do!!
Beatriz R.
Beatriz R.
Great customer service.
M P
M P
Kelsie did a great job on my cleaning today. Both her and Dr. Lyman addressed my concerns and answered my questions thoroughly. I've continued to be pleased with this practice.Precious Review 2 years ago: Today, I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle, the new hygienist. What a great addition to this practice. Michelle was gentle and had a lovely chair side manner. She did great, Thank- you Michelle!My previous reviewI was very pleased with my recent experience at Wilmot Family Dentistry. Both Becca and Dr. Lyman were caring and addressed my concerns well. Treatment was pain free. Becca, Alanna and Dr. Lyman were gentle and kind. I recommend this practice.
STAY_ D.
STAY_ D.
They really took care of my son in short notice and got his tooth removed best family dentistry to go to. I recommend this dentistry for any family and military family they super well and great with kids.
Omar B.
Omar B.
Kelsey was amazing and friendly recommend this place
Robin R.
Robin R.
Wonderfully run office with helpful, pleasant efficient staff! I found familiar faces in the waiting room from where I live in a wonderful 55+ area. I will happily refer others.
Jennifer W.
Jennifer W.
This was my first visit. Everyone was very kind, knowledgeable, and informative. The cost was really reasonable. I would highly recommend.
Arthur K.
Arthur K.
Doctor Lyman and his staff are incredible. Update: January 2024. Had my 6-month check up and as usual I had a professional lady who was truly a hygienic specialist par excellence. She did a thorough job of cleaning my teeth, and she was as nice as she could be. I can't imagine ever giving less than a five-star review for Wilmot Family Dentistry.
Christine A.
Christine A.
Super friendly staff, neutral smelling office, which I greatly appreciate, and they are collectively a great bunch of people. The dentist was kind in manor and clear about what was going on with my teeth, giving me options and not pressuring me to do anything. A great dental experience for myself and my daughter.
Gloria F.
Gloria F.
Very grateful for Wilmot Family Dentistry. The dentist and staff are very professional and friendly, which makes for a comfortable atmosphere and pleasant visit.. Thank you!
Dena E.
Dena E.
After searching dentists. I’ve been coming to this office for almost 3 years. They gave me hope. Most dentists are out there to just make money over stuff that doesn’t need to be done. I’m greatful for true honesty.
kathryn K.
kathryn K.
Dr. Lyman and his office were gracious and kind. He communicated to me what was going on and suggested how I should move forward. Very knowledgable Dr with a great personalitiy. KK
Abigail
Abigail
Kelsey was amaze and so gentle with my sensitive teeth! Dr was efficient and quick
Raymond I.
Raymond I.
Every time I called a human answered, they were so helpful and knew the answers to my questions, were patient and professional. The appointment went smooth, my daughter was seen on time for her appointment, even though there was a room full of patients, everyone got called back fairly quickly! The staff is so nice and the doctor was awesome with my daughter, to make her feel as comfortable as possible!
Sharon B.
Sharon B.
I'm new to Arizona. I got lucky when I found this office. Dr. Lyman did a fantastic job. I have been there now 2 times. He is very knowledgeable and informs you every step of the way through the procedure. The staff are all so polite and professional as well. They treat you like family This will be my dentist from now on. I recommend this dentist and office to anyone in need of dental services, without a doubt
PETE O.
PETE O.
AWESOME WORK—-SUPER GOOD STAFF—-U OF A FRIENDLY—!!!!!
Robbin H.
Robbin H.
I went in the office staff very nice and kind. I had to have tooth pull felt no pains the doctor was great. I would going forward make this my place to come for my dental work.
Jeannette E.
Jeannette E.
I decided to change dentists as my health insurance provided the benefit. I was reluctant to change, but was pleasantly surprised at the professional office at Wimot Family Dentistry. Front desk was helpful & friendly. The Hygenist was thorough & did a great job. I briefly met the dentist who seemed very nice. All in all, I’m very happy with the professional service I received. I’m sticking with them!
Lea S.
Lea S.
I was visiting from out of state and needed to have an emergency appointment. I was seen the same day of my phone call and taken care of as well. Everyone was very kind and attentive. Thank you so much for your help :)
Oleg B.
Oleg B.
Dr.Lyman and his staff very professional and honest!I highly recommend…Awesome people!Thank you
Erin W.
Erin W.
Love the care they take of our whole family here. Even the little ones look forward to going to the dentist!
lea ann L.
lea ann L.
I’m new to Arizona, and I made an appointment, and they fixed me right up. Really nice doctor and staff.Thank you so much.
Dwarlord
Dwarlord
Great. Really nice people.
Carrie T.
Carrie T.
This place is awesome. I have many dental issues and was very impressed by the one on one treatment and straight forward answers. They are ALL kind and courteous, and even made me feel better about my road ahead. I will recommend this place to everyone. Thanks for the great experience Wilmot family dentistry.
J S.
J S.
I loved the place and the doctor and the people thank you sir Joseph Lyman 🙏
Shirley M.
Shirley M.
Excellent. Efficient, knowledgeable, friendly, hygienist. Dr. Lyman is a good dentist. Office personnel are always helpful and pleasant. Clean and sanitized facilities. And a good price!
Lhasa C.
Lhasa C.
So happy to have found this office. The hygienist, Melissa, is so gentle and encouraging and the dentist seems genuinely involved in your well being.
Diane M.
Diane M.
Best dental experience Ever!!Everyone was wonderful!
Paulie L.
Paulie L.
Great experience for my son and I.
James A.
James A.
Highly responsive and friendly staff.
Sharon W.
Sharon W.
I was lucky to get Dr Lyman for my Dentist as a new patient a few years ago. If I have a problem I can always get right in.The staffalways put me at ease.I had a really sore implant and was miserable. I called got in today ,he found the problem and tonight I am pain free. Thank you Dr.Lyman .I would recommend him to all who needs a Dentist.5 star for sure.
Paul M
Paul M
I've been going to this office for quite awhile and everyone has always been honest, friendly and professional.
JoAnn C.
JoAnn C.
They were great !!! Everyone is so polite and happy.
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