How Does the Dental Implant Procedure Work?
First, your dentist will take x-rays of your mouth and determine the optimal dental implant treatment. Once the implant is placed and ready to be restored, your new beautiful tooth will be attached to it. Since every patient is different, your dental implant treatment will be customized to your exact needs. If you believe you can benefit from a dental implant procedure or would like more information, schedule an appointment here. Your dental team is always happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
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Dental Implant vs. Traditional Bridge
Today, dental implants are considered the gold standard when replacing missing teeth. They provide several advantages over other replacement options. They not only replace a missing tooth, but also preserve the health of the remaining teeth around it. Implants also help prevent bone loss by stimulating it and keeping it functional and healthy.
Dental bridges, have no component that serves the function of the tooth root, therefore there is no artificial anchor to to attached the new tooth. Because of that, bridges require filing down the neighboring teeth so they can prepared to support the bridge.
Also, since the bone is not stimulated at the site of the tooth loss, they don’t prevent bone loss. Sometimes the anchoring teeth are damaged or lost and the bridge fails. A dental implant will not only look, function and feel just like your missing tooth, but it will also preserve the health of your mouth for many years.
Key Benefits of Dental Implants:
- Looks, Feels, & Functions Like Real Teeth
- Stays in Your Mouth
- Lasts a Lifetime
Your dental implant will feel and function exactly like your natural teeth. You will be able to eat any foods without restrictions. Your new tooth will be virtually indistinguishable from your real teeth, so you can smile again with confidence.
Since the implant is placed in your mouth, it stays in place throughout any activity. There are no eating restrictions or worrying about a false tooth slipping out of place.
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants keep the structure of your jaw intact, so you won’t have to get them refitted or replaced. With good oral hygiene, they will last your entire life.