If you’re missing teeth, we couldn’t recommend any solution more comfortable or reliable than dental implants. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! The dental implant treatment option for missing teeth provides an excellent option for tooth replacement.
If you want to learn more about whether dental implants are a good option for you, call us today to meet with our qualified dentists!
A dental implant is a prosthetic device that replaces a missing tooth. Our dentist will insert an implant into the jawbone, and it will act as an anchor for an artificial tooth—a dental crown.
The crown is custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth and match the color of their teeth. Crowns look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Some patients need additional procedures to prepare their mouths for dental implants. However, implants have a high success rate and can provide long-term benefits.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer benefits that other tooth replacement options, like dentures or bridges, just can’t compete with. Here are some benefits of getting a dental implant:
Prevents bone loss: When you lose teeth, you also tend to lose bone mass in your jaw. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that simulates jaw bone stimulation, helping to prevent bone loss.
Matches your natural teeth: Dental implants come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Our dentist can work with you to design implants that will match the color of your surrounding teeth and fit perfectly in the gap.
Restores bite force: Dental implants are anchored into your jaw with a titanium post that replaces the tooth root. This allows you to bite with more or less the same amount of force you could have with your natural teeth.
Enables natural speech: Some tooth replacement options, like dentures, can impact your ability to pronounce words correctly. Having missing teeth can also alter your speech. Dental implants feel and function like natural teeth which then enables you to speak more easily and naturally.
Easy to care for: Artificial teeth still need to be cared for to prevent bacteria from building up, but the material of dental implants won’t decay. This means you won’t be getting any cavities in your dental implants!
A permanent solution to tooth loss: Other replacement options will need to be repaired or replaced periodically, but dental implants are designed to last about 20 years!
Let us help you understand how implants might be a great option for you! Schedule your appointment today to learn more about this tooth replacement option.
Our dentists can help determine if you are a healthy candidate to receive dental implants. Because dental implants require stable bone and gum tissue, the best candidates have healthy gums and a stable jawbone.
What Should I Expect for My Implant Procedure?
How our dentist will perform the dental implant procedure will depend on the tooth you need replaced and the amount of time it will take for the bone to heal properly around the implant. Here are the steps our dentist will take as they perform your implant procedure:
Initial Evaluation: Our dentist will first do a comprehensive examination to determine the condition of your jawbone and plan the right dental implant procedure. The initial evaluation includes x-rays and impressions so we can customize your implants.
Tooth Extraction: If you still have a remaining tooth that needs replacing, our dentist will remove it before any dental work is performed. This can be done at the same time as the implant placement. Don’t worry, our dentist will use a local anesthetic to help numb the area and take the pain away.
Dental Implant Placement: We will then place the implant in the jawbone. After the implant is in place, the jawbone will begin to grow around the implant and it will become part of your smile.
Adding the Permanent Crown: After your gums heal, our dentist will make your artificial tooth or crown. Depending on your needs, the implant restoration, or crown, could be either permanent or removable.
Call Today for Your Dental Implant Needs!
We know that dental implants can seem like a big dental procedure. We are here to ease your nerves and help you get the perfect smile that you deserve. Call us today to set up an appointment with our dentist so we can get your oral health needs on the right track!