Do you feel insecure about your smile because you have missing teeth? Are your dentures constantly falling off? Do you have difficulty chewing?
If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own!
What is an implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that our dentist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants do not rely on neighboring teeth to hold the replaced tooth in place. Hence it feels almost secure and natural as a real tooth.
What Dental Implants Can Do?
✔ Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
✔ Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
✔ Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
Advantages of Dental Implants Over Dentures or a Bridge
Dental implants are the best solution to missing teeth.
Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession which happens with dentures or bridges. They also provide the best aesthetic result, which looks completely natural!
Dental implants don’t sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched.
Dental implants will allow you to speak and eat once again with comfort and confidence! They do not wobble, fall out, or require paste or glue. When talking or eating, they are stronger and feel just like your own teeth!
Well placed dental implants can last a lifetime.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
What Is The Treatment Like?
Replacing a Single Tooth
If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.
Replacing Several Teeth
If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the 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 and some of the 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 implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply!
How long can implants last?
Properly placed implants can last a lifetime.