Dental implants are important for replacing missing teeth, supporting other dental restorations, and have a high success rate compared to other dental restorations. At Artisan Dental, Dr. Kamal Ahmed of Plymouth, MN, offers his patients dental implants to rebuild his patients' smiles.
A dental implant is made of a biocompatible titanium post. So what does that mean? The titanium post doesn't harm living tissue. Dr. Ahmed inserts the post into the gap left by the missing tooth root. The post reinforces the jawbone when it fuses to it and supports other dental restorations, like dentures and bridges.
Attached to the titanium post is a screw or connector that latches onto a porcelain crown. This part of the procedure happens later, about 3-6 months after. The permanent crown is custom-made and looks just like the rest of your teeth for a new and improved smile.
One of the many advantages of opting for dental implants is that they can replace a single missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all your teeth. So if you already haven't thought about getting them, make sure you speak with your dentist.
Dental implants have a 95% success rate compared to other restorations and although they can't sustain cavities, the gum tissue surrounding them can be infected. This leads to gum disease, neighboring teeth becoming infected, and perhaps tooth loss.
Proper care entails:
Dr. Ahmed will discuss the best plan for each of his Plymouth patients but the best candidates have a healthy oral regimen, a strong immune system, and good bone density.
If you'd like to speak with Dr. Kamal Ahmed of Artisan Dental, call his Plymouth, MN, office at 763) 519-8880.
4000 Annapolis Ln N #103, Plymouth, MN 55447
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