Pain-Free Dental Implants
You don’t have to settle for an incomplete smile. Replace your teeth and reclaim your dental health with dental implants! If you are missing teeth, you have a number of different tooth replacement options at your disposal. The most durable and comprehensive treatment is the dental implant.
The dental implant is a stand-alone replacement tooth that mimics the structure of a natural tooth. Every dental implant is rooted into the patient’s jawbone with a surgically implanted titanium “root.” This root is then capped with a natural-looking dental restoration, which is visible above the gum tissue.
With dental implants, you can:
- Replace a single tooth
- Replace multiple individual teeth
- Support bridgework
- Anchor a full set of dentures: In many cases this can be done with just 4 dental implants
- Support your natural bone tissue to prevent jawbone deterioration
- Look and function like natural teeth
- Easy to care for
- Last for years
Make an appointment to learn about your options, call 041 417 40 40.
What exactly are dental implants?
Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed over implants — feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures. For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.
To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.