Dental Implants

A Long Lasting Way of Replacing Missing Teeth

When it comes to replacement teeth, there are many options available. Some of the most popular choices include removable dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. The kind of tooth or teeth replacement you choose will depend on your budget and personal preferences. For those looking for a more permanent and stable form of false teeth, dental implants are the best option available.

What Are Dental Implants?

Implant dentistry is the work of placing false teeth directly into your jaw bone or skull in a way that imitates the function, stability, and appearance of natural teeth.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

While removable dentures can be convenient for a time, they can cause sores to form on your gums, gum disease (also called periodontal disease), and bone loss. Other options, such as dental bridges, can work for a time, but they do make you more susceptible to the infected gum tissue and bone loss problems. In order to keep the bones in your mouth strong, they need to be used and engaged. That’s why dental implants are such a great choice!

The Process

A well-trained dentist or oral surgeon will assess your situation. If you need a bone graft, you will need to get one first. Once it has been established that you’ve got strong bones and healthy gums, a short oral surgery to place the implant base into your jawbone will be scheduled for you.

A small incision is made in your gum tissue and a false tooth root is placed directly into your jaw bone. Once the healing process is complete, a dental crown will be placed on this new “root” and you’ll be looking better than ever. There are single tooth implants as well as multiple tooth implants, depending on your wants and needs. The success rate for these procedures is extremely high and implant failure is very rare.

If you think you’d be interested in dental implants, give Preston Commons Dental Care a call today!

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