The Best Tooth Replacement Option Available
Have you been wearing removable dentures and are ready to make a lasting change to improve your oral health? Or maybe you have recently experienced a tooth extraction and are deciding which tooth replacement method is best for you. There is one alternative we always recommend to patients who are looking for a tooth replacement option that is natural looking and offers many of the same benefits as your existing teeth. Continue reading to learn more about this popular treatment.
What are Dental Implants?
There can be a number of reasons that you might be considering dental implants. Perhaps you experienced a recent tooth extraction, maybe you had a trauma to the mouth, or you are looking for a tooth replacement option that does not require frequent repairs or adjustments. Dental implants are a permanent solution that mimics the whole tooth structure. An implant is made of a post that is surgically placed into the bone and acts like a replacement root. Then, a natural-looking crown is mounted on the post to mimic the visible part of a natural tooth.
Process for Dental Implants
Dental implants can replace one tooth or multiple teeth. This is a multi-step process that is completed over many months. We will first use a complete set of X-rays to examine your teeth and jawbone to determine if there is sufficient bone available to complete the implant. Once it is decided that you are in good health, the first phase can begin. The first phase is the procedure that secures the implant into the jawbone. Once healed, a small impression can be taken for the crown. Once the crown is created it will be securely placed atop the implant.
Once the implant procedure is complete, you can enjoy your new tooth or teeth. You are free to enjoy your favorite foods. You will care for the implants just as you do your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and routine hygiene examinations are all that is needed.
If you are considering implants, please call our office located in Denton, MD for an appointment to discuss how implants can help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. We would love to help you get a smile that you love to show off!