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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.

Tara B.
Tara B.
Wonderful, patient and caring team who go out of their way to ensure as comfortable and successful a treatment experience as possible. Highly recommend!
Leon L
Leon L
Dr Lyman is a true professional. Very knowledgeable and kind. Everyone is friendly at the office. We travel allot between CA and AZ. Dr Lyman is the best. Highly recommended.
Kathy R.
Kathy R.
Melissa is my hygienist and she is very good at her job. My overall experience was great.
Debbie F.
Debbie F.
Great dentist. Great staff. Couldn't be happier. Best dentist and office I have ever been to. Kind. Caring. Compassionate. If you are one of yhe people who hate going to the dentist they will change your mind!
Jim R.
Jim R.
Excellent visit with Dr Lyman as always. He is my favorite dentist of all time. I've had a couple of urgent issues and he never let's me down. I would highly recommend making him your dentist. You will not find a more honest compassionate care provider than he and his staff. Thank you for all that you do Dr Lyman.
Cori H
Cori H
The team is efficient, professional and accomodating. My visits to Wilmot Family Dentistry are comfortable and pleasant. I learn something new at each visit, as they thoroughly explain what's found on my Xrays when I ask.
Taisha G
Taisha G
A great experience: I was greeted promptly and courteously. Checked in and helped by multiple, kind and knowledgeable people once I was taken back. Seen by Dr. Lyman, I given a very thorough and transparent examination. I have follow up appointments scheduled and am happy my online research connected me with a centrally located office such as this one.
Lawrence B.
Lawrence B.
Timely, competent, friendly service from everyone.
Krista R.
Krista R.
We love Dr. Lyman! He’s a great listener, he takes the time to answer all of our questions, and he’s fun! Very experienced and knowledgeable. His staff is so nice! We love Wilmot Family Dentistry.
Kim H.
Kim H.
Not a fan of going to the dentist. Ever. Wilmot Family Dentistry was a great experience. Alex soothed my nerves and made me laugh. Tito is a great hygienist. Dr. Lyman is amazing. He is a no pressure, only what you need type of dentist. Five stars aren’t enough to describe my experience!!
Raymond M.
Raymond M.
Had my 6 month cleaning with Michelle. She is the best! When I need full dental care, and I have had my share, Dr. Lyman takes his time and makes the entire procedure a pleasure.
Krysten K.
Krysten K.
Amazing place and amazing staff made me feel super comfortable would definitely recommend to everybody!
Teresa L H.
Teresa L H.
I 've been in this office for years, and always have a great experience. They treat me with respect and courtesy, The Dr is very good and kind.
Mina J.
Mina J.
Everyone at Wilmot family dentistry was very professional and friendly.ThanksDr. Lyman is great with his patients and takes time to explain things.
JoAnn L.
JoAnn L.
Hygienist did a great job cleaning my teeth and Dr. answered all my questions. Good experience.
sara M.
sara M.
I have been going to this office for years. Dr. Lyman is very kind and knowledgeable. I have a lot of anxiety going to the dentist and I am always walked through the process and they answer all the questions I have. I have some gum issues and he has really helped in the treatment plan.My son had an emergency dental procedure that needed to be done and they got him in the same day. Great office and staff highly recommend
Jalen N.
Jalen N.
Went to the dentist for the first time in a while and they made me feel super comfortable with zero judgment! They were also super gentle and have a super friendly environment! I’m excited to start my journey at this dentist!
Sherry H.
Sherry H.
After searching for a dentist office that fits my needs for almost a year, I am so thankful that I found Wilmot Family Dentistry! Dr. Lyman and staff are absolutely wonderful! If you are looking for a dentist who actually cares about the patient and not just the all mighty dollar, please go here! I would highly recommend them.
Karoline C
Karoline C
Timely appointment, nice staff, knowledgeable, kind and helpful hygienist. And Dr Lyman was his usual excellent self.
Logan R.
Logan R.
Great dentist. Worked to make my insurance covered what I needed done. Wonderful place.
Laura S.
Laura S.
Everyone very nice
Jake E.
Jake E.
Best Dentist I have ever been to. Highly recommend them.
Maya B.
Maya B.
Always a friendly and understanding staff. Quick in and out with follow-up appointments made on the spot. Highly recommended
Paige H.
Paige H.
Always thorough, keeps me updated through every procedure, and a kind relaxed energy
Tina S.
Tina S.
I had an emergency dental problem and they got me in right away. Everyone was very nice and professional. They were able to fix my tooth and get rid of my pain.
Robert V.
Robert V.
Dr Lyman was very friendly and professional. Dr lyman explained the procedures so well made me feel relieved. Wonderful, atmosphere the Staff is so friendly and so welcoming. Thank you again for a amazing dental experience. Recommend this office for your dental needs.
M.J. M.
M.J. M.
Great place. Great people. Great service.
Louis S.
Louis S.
Everybody was so kind and extremely helpful in my visit. They explained everything to me unlike other dentist offices and are currently helping me get back into a schedule and routine for my oral health. 10/10 recommend!
sara L.
sara L.
I needed an emergency tooth pull and was in a lot of pain. Very glad to have found Wilmot Family Dentistry. They booked me a quick appointment and were very nice and professional. Liz, the dental assistant is fabulous and personable. Dr. is great. It finished quick and no pain.
Christine W
Christine W
Dr. Lyman and his staff are incredibly kind, patient and worked with us to get my son in on a difficult schedule. Very happy with this office and highly recommend!
Carmen R.
Carmen R.
I have been going to Wilmot Family Dental for a few years now. I have never had a bad experience. Dr. Lyman and the staff having been amazing each time. They are very friendly and nice.Will definitely keep going back and I strongly recommend them.
Amber P.
Amber P.
Exceptional experience for my family. My 7 year old needed a deeper cleaning and they took excellent care of her, she's actually looking forward to going back!Thanks for taking care of our smiles!
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!!
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