Filling a Common Need for Tooth Replacement
It’s common for adults to need one or more replacement teeth during their lifetime. In fact, the majority of adults have lost at least one permanent tooth by the time they reach the 35 to 44 age demographic, and not always through tooth decay. Accidents, gum disease, and failed root canals all take their toll on teeth.
By age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their teeth, so you're not alone in needing teeth implants. What's more, ours look so natural no one will even be able to tell they're not your real teeth. They'll give you all the speaking and biting power you need with the look you want.
What’s Involved in Getting Dental Implants
We begin the process of providing you with dental implants by developing an individualized treatment plan. Our dental implant dentist works with a restorative dentist, who makes the crown for the implant. Together, they take a team approach to your success. And, we keep in constant touch to make certain that everything is going smoothly for you.
Next, we examine your mouth, gums, and teeth, and take X-rays. This gives us a starting point. Implants do require plenty of healthy bone for stability, so our dentist makes sure you’re a good candidate for this type of tooth replacement.
Then, it’s time for your implant procedure. Our dentist places the implants, which are tiny titanium screws, into the sockets of the missing teeth. During the healing process, the bone actually grows around the implant, making it a permanent part of your jaw. The stability and permanence are some of the reasons implants are so successful.
After your jawbone has healed, an impression is made of the upper and lower jaws to create your dental crowns. The crowns are attached to a post connected to the implant and the result is permanent replacement teeth. Throughout the process, we continue to work with you with follow-up care to give you the best new teeth possible.