The use of dental implants to restore the loss of teeth has increased over the last 30 years.
They have become the preferred tooth replacement option over dentures and bridges because of their many benefits.
What is a Dental implant?
A dental implant is a post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. The post acts as a replacement root, integrating with the bone and forming a permanent bond and structure to which an artificial tooth can be attached. Dental implants offer the most natural looking solution to missing teeth, or chronic dental problems.
Dental Implant Benefits
Dental implants provide a solid support for your new teeth.
Dental implants have a high success rate.
Dental implants prevent nearby teeth from shifting, and prevent additional bone loss and deterioration caused by missing teeth.
Dental implants look and feel natural, so you can look and feel your best.
Dental implants allow you to eat, drink and care for your teeth normally.
Unlike bridges and dentures, dental implants are strong and should last a lifetime.
Dental Implant Procedure
The process of placing a dental implant involves several steps. Although the entire process can take 3-6 months from start to finish, much of that time is devoted to osseointegration, the integration of the implant with the bone. The professional team at Creekside Dental will design a procedure specific to your unique situation. This plan takes into account factors such as how many teeth you need replaced and the condition of your jawbone and remaining teeth.
Caring for Dental Implants
Unlike dentures, dental implants are easy to maintain. You can care for dental implants just like you would your natural teeth. With proper care; regular dental check-ups and cleaning, your dental implant will last a lifetime!
Are Dental Implants Safe?
There are few complications from dental implant surgery and when they do occur, they are usually minor and easily treated. Like any surgery though, there can be complications. Make sure to discuss all risks during your consultation.
Schedule a consultation if you are considering dental implants. Dr. Moody and his staff are available to answer all your questions.