New Hamburg dental implants are great long-term solution to your missing tooth. An implant is a metal frame surgically placed on your jawbone. This will be the artificial root of your tooth replacement. Missing tooth, if not attended to leads to tooth decay, receding gums, and further tooth loss.
This procedure needs at least three appointments with your New Hamburg dentist to be completed.
The dentist gives local anesthesia to the patient to make him comfortable throughout the process. Then he makes an incision in the gums to make way and place the New Hamburg dental implants. He stitches the gum tissue back together after placing the implant. Through time, bone tissue grows around the implant to strengthen it, making it steady for the tooth replacement.
The implant should be set for the tooth replacement once the jawbone heals in a few months. Your New Hamburg dentist will again make an incision to reveal the implant. He places a healing cap temporarily on top of the implant to prepare for the crown or bridge. This also allows the gum tissue to take shape and grow around it. An abutment replaces the healing cap. The dentist places the crown, bridge or denture on top of the abutment.
How to care for your New Hamburg dental implants
- Schedule regular dental cleaning at least twice a year. Periodontitis, if left untreated will lead to even worse cases of gum disease. This will result in bone loss, immensely affecting the strength of the implants.
- Maintain a good oral hygiene routine. Use a toothbrush that will provide optimal care for your New Hamburg dental implants.
- Be watchful of your food intake, sugary food can cause plaque buildup.
Commit to good oral care with the guidance of your New Hamburg dentist. This will increase the longevity of your implants and avoid the risks of other dental problems.