In many situations, dental implants can give back patients their confident smile. The benefits are improved aesthetics and the ability to eat comfortably. Dental Implants look and feel like natural teeth. In fact, no one other than you and your doctor will be able to tell the difference. Dental Implants are appropriate for almost anyone who is currently missing teeth or is at risk of losing teeth.
Dental Implants are small prosthetic posts made of titanium that are placed into the jaw bone. Once placed, your natural jawbone integrates around the implant which acts as roots and anchors for the replacement teeth.
Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and good health factors. Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and, following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. Local anesthesia is administered during the surgery and antibiotics are used to stave off infection following the procedure.
There are many different types of dental implants available and we have extensive experience and would be pleased to discuss the benefits of implant prosthetics with you.
If you have any questions about implants or to find out if you are a candidate, contact us today to book your consultation.