Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. With implants the person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Swedberg or by a surgeon suggested by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

Procedure

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time.

After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Your oral surgeon will uncover the implants and, Dr. Swedberg can begin making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.

Mini Dental Implants

In a time when computer chips are getting smaller and faster, dentistry technology is also advancing.Mini Dental Implants are now available at Dentistry With A Womans Touch.These Mini Dental implants are used specifically to stabilize full and partial dentures.No more lose filling dentures, or movement or difficulty eating. Using a specialized drill, the mini implants are placed directly through the gum tissue into the jaw. They are then fitted to the existing denture and provides a direct connection to the jaw.The number of implants per denture vary but are generally 4 to 6 per arch.They enhance the ability of the dentures to perform as normal teeth by giving them a solid base.This procedure is relatively new and cutting edge.But it now available at our office through the advanced training Dr. Swedberg has received.