Dental implants may be your best option if you’ve lost any of your permanent teeth. No matter why you’ve lost your natural teeth, you want a stable, natural-looking replacement. Dental implants offer all the benefits of your biological teeth.
Here are two reasons why they’re the healthiest choice for teeth replacement.
If you’ve lost your natural teeth, you want to replace them. Your teeth help you chew fotocan digest it, fill out your face, and look younger. Dental implants could be your best choice whether you need one or two tooth replacements or an entire set of new teeth.
Unlike traditional dentures which you take out at night and re-adhere each day, implants are implanted into your mouth. We place titanium screws in your empty tooth sockets, and the screws fuse with bone tissue to become a part of your mouth.
This provides a strong foundation for crowns, bridges, or implant-adhered dentures adhered instead of adhesive.
Known as osseointegration, this fusion creates a stable foundation similar to the roots of your natural tooth. Not only does it offer stability, but also prevents bone deterioration you can see in people with missing teeth. Such bone deterioration contributes to the hollowed-out look people often have with traditional dentures. =
With the strong foundation of dental implants, you have no problems chewing food.
Since they become part of your mouth, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. You simply brush and floss them as you would with your natural teeth.
The other thing about dental implants is you can have one, two, or a mouthful, depending on your needs. We offer implant-supported crowns, bridges, and partial dentures.
First, you have an evaluation with X-rays to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. You do need healthy gums and a strong jaw.
Once approved, you receive a local anesthetic, and we place the implants. That’s the first step. Then the gums heal over the next few weeks, and the posts integrate with your bone tissue. Next, you return for the mold, which we send to the lab to create your crown or other dental needs.
Depending on how many implants you need and the health of your mouth, this process can take 6-12 months. But once complete, you’ll have a beautiful, natural-looking, restored smile.