Dental Implants An Overview
A dental implant is a bio-compatible titanium post that a dentist surgically implants into the jaw bone. The implant replaces the root of a missing tooth. When fully integrated with the bone, the dental implant will provide stability and support for a replacement tooth.
Before placing tooth implants, bone grafting may be essential for patients lacking the required bone structure. A dental implant can support a dental crown for a missing or multiple teeth. It can also support a denture to replace a full arch of missing teeth.
Why Choose Proud Smiles for Dental Implant Services?
At Proud Smiles, Dr. Radha Patel fully complements restorative dental services for missing teeth, including dental implants. Advancements in dental technology allow us to create artificial teeth that perfectly match your natural teeth’ appearance. Whether you have lost a tooth due to periodontitis, tooth decay, or an injury, Dr. Patel can help restore your smile and dental health with a beautiful new tooth implant that looks and functions like a real tooth. Whether you have lost a tooth due to periodontitis, tooth decay, or an injury, Dr. Patel can help. She can restore your smile and dental health with a beautiful new tooth implant that looks and functions like a real tooth.
As with all our dental services, you’ll receive nurturing care and professionalism. This embodies Dr. Patel’s personal concern for your health and overall well-being. We will ensure that you are comfortable and informed throughout the implant process. Our staff will always be available to address any questions or concerns.
The Main Benefits of Dental Implants Include:
- 95% or higher success rate
- Improved bone and gum health (compared to alternative restorations)
- Avoids degradation of healthy teeth (as in conventional bridgework)
- Improves the appearance of the smile and lower face
- Patients can enjoy a healthy diet without restrictions
- No worry of slippage or dentures “falling out”
Implant-supported Dental Bridges and Dentures
You have many solutions for replacing lost teeth, such as dentures, dental bridges, and implant-supported restorations. All three of these restorations can effectively replace missing teeth. However, a dental implant is the only one that replaces the actual root structure of a tooth.
This means a dentist has permanently fixed a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) in the mouth. They can achieve this without requiring support from neighboring teeth or using adhesives. The implanted post also reduces bone loss, a common side effect of lost teeth. The loss of teeth can also result in a more aged appearance as the jaw shrinks, causing the remaining teeth to shift position.
For denture patients, tooth implants can minimize speech impediments often associated with loose or ill-fitting dentures. Dental implants will also allow you to eat more foods and chew more efficiently. You can live your life without concern over what foods you can and cannot eat.