The Ideal Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth
What is an implant?
A dental implant is basically a titanium post that is embedded in the bone. The bone grows tightly around the implant, making it quite secure. Dental components are then added to the top of the implant, creating an artificial tooth that is lifelike in both appearance and function.
Why Would I need an implant?
When you are looking to replace missing teeth, whether a single tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, dental implants are an ideal option if you are in good health.
While traditional bridgework used to be our first choice, dental implants have overtaken bridges as the first and most ideal option for replacing missing teeth in most circumstances. A big advantage of dental implants is that they do not require the preparation of neighboring teeth for support. With proper conditions and diligent patient home care, dental implants will last decades.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Improved Appearance. 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 that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.
Improved oral health. Dental implants don't require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving your long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
Tooth-saving. Dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. Your existing teeth are untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!
Confidence. Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They are secure and offer freedom from the irksome clicks and wobbles of dentures. They'll allow you to say goodbye to misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.
Reliable. The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
How are implants put in my mouth?
We work closely with some of the finest oral surgeons and periodontists in the area to provide you the optimum outcome. After a thorough diagnostic workup and consultation, your surgeon will place the dental implant fixture to our specifications. Following a short healing time, we will custom fabricate the components to create your beautiful new teeth.
While most dental offices use stock components off-the-shelf, we custom fabricate each component specifically for your mouth and situation. Utilizing computer technology, the implant components are custom milled to fit the contours of your gums and teeth. The artificial teeth are then custom-fabricated in our own dental laboratory to ensure the highest quality treatment outcome.
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