Placing Dental Implant Posts
Dental implant posts are the foundations of dental implant restorations, and are designed to replace the roots of your lost teeth. That means supporting your prosthesis (crown, bridge, or denture) while also preserving the health and integrity of your jawbone by stimulating it with bite pressure. Though fashioned after teeth roots, implant posts are designed and placed to absorb significantly more pressure, meaning one implant can replace the functions of more than one root. To function properly, each implant post must be carefully and strategically placed within your jawbone at just the right angle and position.
Planning and Placement
Before recommending dental implant placement, your dentist will first thoroughly examine your teeth, oral tissues, and jawbone structure to ensure that they’re healthy enough to support the posts. If you qualify, planning for your procedure will involve comprehensive digital imaging and measurements which can be used to guide the placement of your implant posts. After the posts have been placed, healing takes between 4-6 months, after which your dentist can attach abutments to the posts and secure your restoration in place.
Find Out if You Qualify for Implant Placement
Implant placement is the first step to rebuilding your smile, and to make your procedure more convenient, we can perform it in our office. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Hillsview Dental in Rapid City, SD, today at 605-342-6652.