Dental Implants: Teeth That Look and Feel Like Your Very Own!
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root which a trained dentist places in your jaw to support a single replacement tooth or a bridge made up of multiple teeth. Dental implants are an ideal option for you if you are generally in good health and have lost one or several teeth due to injury, decay or disease.
Dental implants also conserve more healthy tooth structure than traditional bridgework, since implants don’t rely on adjacent teeth for their support.
Dental implants feel so natural, you will probably forget that you ever lost a tooth. Confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself. Maybe you hide your smile rather than show spaces resulting from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don’t feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with brand new comfort and confidence, we have good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own! Implants can last your lifetime!
What can Dental Implants do for me?
- Replace one or more teeth without affecting any of your adjacent teeth.
- Support a bridge or replace a removable partial denture.
- Provide support for your denture, making both it more secure and comfortable.
Advantages of Dental Implants over dentures or bridges
No matter how you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth. Why?
- Esthetic Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent both bone loss and gum recession which can result from some bridgework and almost all dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth in your mouth.
- Tooth-saving Dental implants don’t sacrifice the structure of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does. Neighboring teeth are not, in any way, altered to support your implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched.
- Confidence Dental implants will allow you to speak clearly again and chew your food with comfort and confidence! They are tight and secure. Forget the irritating wobbles and sore spots you are getting from wearing your dentures. Say goodbye to misplaced dentures and messy adhesive pastes. taste your food again.
- Reliable The high success rate of dental implants is the result of space-age materials. They are an excellent option for replacing your missing teeth.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal patient for dental implants is in good general health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant.
What Is Treatment Like?
This procedure is a team effort between you and your dentist. Your dentist will examine and discuss with you where and how your implant should best be placed. Depending on your specific situation and the type of implant chosen, your dentist will determine a treatment plan tailored for your specific needs.
- Replacing a Single Tooth If you are missing a single tooth, just one implant and its crown can replace both your lost natural tooth as well as its root.
- Replacing Several Teeth If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace all of them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of their roots.
- Replacing All of Your Teeth If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth as well as some of their roots.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visits. Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implants clean and plaque-free, you will still need to keep brushing and flossing.
After treatment, your dentist and dental hygienist will work closely with you to help you maintain your new teeth. We will schedule periodic follow-up visits to monitor your implants, teeth and gums making sure they stay healthy.