Dental implants offer several benefits over other tooth replacement options, such as dentures or bridges. Some of these benefits include:
Improved speech: Dentures can slip or move around in your mouth, which can affect your ability to speak clearly. Dental implants are securely anchored in your jawbone, so you can speak with confidence.
Improved comfort: Dentures can be uncomfortable and irritate your gums. Dental implants feel like natural teeth and are more comfortable to wear.
Improved oral health: Dental implants don’t require support from adjacent teeth, like bridges do. This means your natural teeth are left untouched and your overall oral health is improved.
Improved confidence: Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, so you can smile with confidence and feel good about your appearance.
The dental implant process typically involves several stages:
Consultation: During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your oral health and determine if dental implants are right for you. We will also develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.
Implant placement: The dental implant is surgically placed into your jawbone. Over time, the implant will fuse with your bone to create a strong and stable foundation for your replacement tooth.
Abutment placement: Once your implant has fused with your bone, an abutment is placed on top of the implant. This will serve as a connector for your replacement tooth.
Crown placement: The final step is to attach your replacement tooth or bridge to the abutment. Your new teeth will be custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth.