Do you have a missing tooth or teeth?
Are you tired of loose-fitting dentures?
Does your smile embarrass you?
Do you wish you could have a natural-looking smile?
If you answered Yes to any of these questions, you may be the perfect candidate for a dental implant restoration. A dental implant is often the best solution to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants can also be used to anchor loose dentures in place. This procedure, called an overdenture, can especially be helpful with a lower denture.
What is a dental implant?
Once a decayed or damaged tooth is removed, the root is also gone. So a replacement tooth will need an “anchor” to hold it in place. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are placed in your upper or lower jawbone and serve as your natural tooth root. The titanium implant integrates into the bone and can be used to support a crown, bridge, denture or partial denture.
A denture that is supported/retained by dental implants is called an overdenture. Overdentures are used for both partial and full dentures, and they greatly improve our patients’ quality of life.
A dental implant may be used to replace a lost tooth due to several circumstances:
Dental implants can be used to replace one or multiple teeth. These dental implants provide a strong and stable foundation and it looks, feels, fits, and functions just like your original teeth. And you’ll be able to brush and floss as normal.
How do dental implants work?
Before beginning any work, your dentist will meet with you to perform an assessment and take a three-dimensional CBCT Scan (Cone Beam Computerized Tomography). Once we evaluate your dental condition, we can determine if a dental implant is right for you.
If we determine that a dental implant is the best solution for you, we’ll schedule subsequent visits to place your implant. A dental implant is secured into the jawbone, allowing it to integrate over time with your natural bone.
Once the dental implant integrates with the jawbone, an abutment or small connector is placed on the dental implant. This abutment will connect the dental implant to your replacement crown, bridge or denture. More than one implant may be needed if you are replacing more than one tooth (i.e., a bridge) or supporting a denture.
Are dental implants safe?
Yes, dental implants are very safe. And they are strongly secured into your jawbone. Dental implants have been in use for more than 40 years. They have been scientifically and medically proven to be a safe and effective dental procedure.
Our patients have been very pleased with the results!
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants can last a long time with proper care. You’ll be able to enjoy your everyday life without worrying about your teeth or loose, uncomfortable dentures. You can eat, talk, brush, and do everything you normally would. In addition, your dental implant will help keep your surrounding teeth in place. And you’ll be able to preserve the natural shape of your face and your natural smile.
Are you ready to feel confident again? Your new smile is just a phone call away. Call us today!