Dental Implants Explained
Whether your missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or are looking for a more secure alternative to a denture, dental implants may be an excellent restoration option. Watch the video to learn more about how a dental implant could be right for you.
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Dental implants are an ideal foundation for replacing teeth that look and feel natural. With lost teeth, eating anything and maintaining a confident smile is still possible with the help of dental implants. Implants involve tiny posts being placed into the socket and jaw bone where the old tooth is missing from. The bone then heals and bonds around the post for secure placement of the artificial teeth. Dental implants are also beneficial in preventing bone deterioration in the areas with missing teeth and preserving facial structure.
Implants are an effective solution for people suffering from tooth loss, and giving them a way to find comfort and confidence in their smile again.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Evaluation for Dental Implants
Dental implants are an effective cosmetic dentistry procedure and should be performed immediately if you decide this is the right option for you. Before the procedure begins, we recommend having an X-ray and examination done by your trusted dentist. During your consultation all your options will be discussed and reviewed as well as all your questions answered.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants act as substitutes for missing teeth and are essentially held in place by metal anchors. The posts are surgically implants into the jaw bone and the artificial teeth cemented over top.
Two procedures are needed for most patients getting dental implants. To start, the implants are placed into the jaw bone, and then left for 6 months to heal. This healing allows the post to be more secure and held in place. In the meantime, your dentist will install dentures or temporary artificial teeth in place for aesthetic reasons as well as placeholders so the surrounding teeth don’t shift. During this time is when your permanent implants will be made to custom-fit your teeth and mouth which will improve function and appearance of your smile.
During the second procedure is where the permanent implants are placed onto the posts and formed to fit the smile comfortably. Most patients are able to go about their daily activities following the procedure with very few limitations.
Curious About Cost?
We understand. This stuff sounds awesome… but what are the prices? We offer free consultations to answer this exact question because we know that every circumstance is different. Investing in your oral health will dramatically improve your physical and emotional well-being.