Restorative dentistry is anything that involves the restructuring and rebuilding of your teeth. This can be as simple as a crown over a tooth, or even a set of fillings that restores your teeth to their proper function. Restorative dentistry can also be useful for people who have lost all their teeth, due to disease.
One of the solutions we offer for missing teeth is dental implants in Richmond. Sheen Dental Implants has a fantastic service set out purely for this treatment alone. The most important aspect of a dental implant is their durability, and the fact that with proper care, they will last for life. Our service is simple; we want to provide one of the most effective forms of restorative treatment with efficiency and care, and make sure that you are receiving the best possible implant treatment that you can.
What are dental implants in Richmond?
This is a form of treatment that replaces the entire tooth. Unlike any other treatment, implants are inserted into the jawbone, and left to fuse in. They are made from titanium and are specifically designed to hold in the bone once they have been inserted and bonded. At the end of the treatment, a crown can be attached.
Can everyone have them?
This is not always the best solution for all of our patients, so if you are looking for dental implants in Richmond, please be aware that there is always a consultation and a screening to see if you are eligible, as there are certain requirements for the implants to be successful. One of them is that there needs to be enough jawbone for the implant to be secure, as otherwise it will not be sturdy enough to be effective. Secondly, there needs to be enough of a gap between your jawbone and your sinuses, as depending on where the implant is, it can encroach the sinus cavity, and therefore be ineffective, as it will be loose.
There are additional treatments available to combat these things. In the first case of not enough jawbone, there can be bone grafts added, which are small chunks of bone taken from either your chin or hip and inserted into the area where the implant will be, in order to provide some foundation to the implant. In some cases, animal bone or synthetic material can be used to replicate this.
In the latter case of the implant going through into the sinuses, a sinus lift can be performed. This is a procedure where the sinus is lifted and then partially filled with a hard substance, so that the implant has a strong enough foundation.
We understand that undergoing this treatment can be a big decision to make. It can also be extremely expensive, so it is important to consider all aspects of the treatment. This solution to missing teeth can take a long time to complete due to the bone growth, which means that in some cases they can take over 6 months. It is also permanent, so you will not be able to undo the treatment for any reason. If dental implants in Richmond sounds like the right solution for you, then contact Sheen Dental Implants for more information.