If you’re looking for the best way to replace your missing teeth, dental implants are undoubtedly the answer. Dental implants have revolutionized modern dentistry in many ways. They have the ability to mimic natural teeth better than any other tooth replacement solution available. With today’s cutting-edge technology, dental implants can be placed more accurately and with better success than ever before. Three Creek Dentistry is proud to offer such an advanced solution in restorative dentistry.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or multiple teeth. They can even be used to anchor a full denture set. In implant dentistry, a small titanium post is surgically placed into the underlying jaw bone. This biocompatible implant serves as your artificial tooth root, and it fuses to the jaw bone over time to create a secure foundation for an implant restoration on top. Depending on your needs, a crown, bridge, partial or denture can be anchored to an implant.
Excellence in Implant Dentistry
Dental implants offer significant advantages towards your overall health, your self-confidence and your quality of life. Not only do they look like real teeth, they can also be cared for like natural teeth too. You won’t have to deal with messy adhesive creams or special cleaning regimes. In addition, dental implants are the only way to prevent bone loss that occurs from missing teeth. Without sufficient stimulation from a tooth root, your jaw bone can atrophy or reabsorb over time. Therefore, dental implants can help you avoid premature facial aging or a hollowed appearance in your lower face.
Regardless of your stage of life, dental implants can help you reclaim a beautiful smile and confident way of life. Dental implants do require that patients be in good overall health and have enough bone density to surround the implant. To learn if you are a candidate for dental implants at Three Creek Dentistry, please contact our office today.
Dental Implants FAQs
All in all, the dental implant procedure takes around six to eight months depending on how long your individual healing process takes. First, we start with a consultation at which we discuss your options and which route is best for you. We’ll discuss what kind of restoration we’ll be attaching to your implants (dental crown, bridge, or dentures) and how many implants each option requires. Once we have your treatment plan prepared, we can move forward and start on the process of restoring your smile. First, we will place the implant, integrating grooved, screw-like posts into your jawbone. The post will not only serve as the base that will support your restoration, but it will also help stimulate your jawbone and prevent bone-density loss. The healing process for the implants is what takes up the largest portion of this procedure, but—once the implants have fully fused to the bone—we can proceed with placing your restoration, and then you can enjoy all the benefits that come with a full and beautiful smile.
How do I care for my dental implants?
One huge benefit of dental implants is that they can be cared for in the exact same way you care for your natural teeth. Brush two times a day for two minutes each time and floss—if your restoration allows—once a day. Visiting your dentist every six months is also an important part of ensuring that your implants stay in tip-top shape. If well cared for, your dental implants could very well last you 40 years and up!
How much do dental implants cost?
The price of your dental implants all depends on your unique smile needs. Other factors include how many teeth we’re replacing, the number of implants being placed, any pre-existing dental conditions, and other various factors. At your consultation, we’ll be sure to go over all your options and present you with an accurate cost estimate. If financial concerns are standing in the way of you and the smile of your dreams, check out our financial page. We provide a wide array of financial options to help you fit dental implants into your budget without breaking the bank. Learn more.