We are proud to offer dental implants for our patients. Dental implants are roots placed in your mouth for either permanent teeth to be placed on or ones that you can remove.
Dental implants are done to improve a patient’s smile and usually their self esteem. Having missing or bad teeth can be quite embarrassing. Dental implants also can be done to improve oral health. Many people find it easier to eat with dental implants. Their speech can also be improved. Dental implants are also more comfortable because they are made to become permanent.
When done correctly, and with proper care, dental implants can last a patient’s whole life. It is still important to brush your teeth, floss, and use mouthwash when you have implants. Patients still need routine dental checkups to keep their implants healthy.
If you are missing a tooth but are not a candidate for alternative replacement options such as bridges, then a dental implant might be the solution for you. As the name suggests, dental implant restorations are used to replace missing or infected teeth with bone supported implants to restore function and appearance to your smile.
To begin treatment, we will determine if dental implant restoration is right for you. Factors such as oral hygiene, location of missing tooth, bone strength, and long-term viability for implants all play an important role in determining your treatment plan.
There are two parts to dental implant restoration: the implant placement and the crown placement. During the first part, we will begin by placing a titanium implant through your gums and into the bone where the tooth is missing. This serves as an anchor and replacement for the root of your new tooth and will eventually allow you to regain full functionality and bite strength. This dental implant creates a secure point for the crown to attach.
We will also take impressions to ensure the crown is customized for your mouth and fitted to the shape and size of the gap between your surrounding teeth. The second part is placing the crown onto the implant, filling and fully restoring your smile. This crown is designed specifically to match the color of your surrounding teeth to provide a natural feel and look.
During these procedures, you will not feel any pain as we will use a numbing shot or local anesthesia for your comfort and pain-free experience.
After the operation, you may experience some discomfort or soreness which can be managed with ice, rest, and any medication discussed and approved during your appointment. With proper care, your implant restoration will be a permanent and long-lasting solution to replacing your missing tooth.