Dental implants are a treatment option that allows us to replace missing teeth. Dental implants placed by a specialist are designed to mimic the original tooth root. They are then crowned by Dr. Sands with a permanent porcelain restoration customized to blend perfectly with your surrounding teeth. A dental implant is designed to create the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth. The result is a permanent restoration that looks and functions like a normal tooth, enhances the look of your smile, and also improves the function of your bite creating a beautiful and healthy smile.
Missing teeth can be the result of advanced age, accident or injury, extraction due to excessive decay, or due to secondary medical condition. However, with today’s advanced dental implants it is easy for us restore your missing teeth for a natural, healthy and attractive smile you can be proud of. Dental implants are permanent and stable and do not rely upon neighboring teeth for support. The result is a permanent restoration that looks and functions like a normal tooth.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root surgically anchored to the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. They are designed to mimic the function of an original tooth root, dental implants are custom-designed for the best possible fit and appearance. They are generally made up of titanium and its alloys. This material is not only strong and resilient, but it is also accepted by the human body, so it is preferred for many medical procedures. The structure is screwed into the jawbone and allowed to integrate with it. This process is called ossification. This will take a few weeks. Dental implants are permanent and stable and do not rely upon neighboring teeth for support. The result is a permanent restoration that looks and functions like a normal tooth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants provide essential support for other teeth and create a more appealing smile. Dental implants prevent shifting of other teeth, bite problems, and bone loss in the jaw. They improve the clarity of speech, help you chew your food properly, facilitate better oral hygiene, and the once exposed gum is also protected from damage or injury.
How long do they last?
With our highly skilled dental practitioner, Dr. Jason Sands, and with the use the finest and medically approved materials, you can be sure to have a long lasting implant. The prosthetic will be created using latest software and will be modeled as per your dimensions. These will last you for many decades altogether and you will forget that they are not your natural teeth!
Will there be any maintenance required?
Genetics and diseases can also influence how long dental implants last. However, the success of dental implants depends on proper oral hygiene and routine dental care.