Dental Implants – Receive a New Smile That Lasts
At Seven Star dental, your oral health is our number one priority. Not only are we dedicated to helping your smile look better but we want it to function better too. People who are missing a tooth, or multiple teeth often choose removable dentures as a form of tooth replacement. Many of these patients don’t know that the long term use of removable dentures can result in bone loss, irritated gums, and unnecessary stress and damage on your other natural teeth. So, what are the alternatives when it comes to replacing teeth? Dental implants. If you’re looking for something that has a high success rate and can last for years to come, dental implants might be the right choice for you.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are wonderful for those who are in need of a more permanent and realistic looking tooth replacement alternative. They function and look just like regular teeth and don’t cause stress on surrounding teeth like a dental bridge may cause. Implants can be done to replace a single missing or highly damaged tooth, or multiple teeth. Dental implants are customizable and made just for you matching your natural teeth in color and size.
How Dental Implants Are Placed
Implant dentistry and minor dental surgeries like these are performed by oral surgeons or trained dentists. A small incision is made in your healthy gum tissue and a small hole is drilled into healthy jaw bone. A metal “root” or base is put directly into your jaw bone. The healing process generally takes 3 to 6 months. Once the base area of the jaw and gum tissue is healed, you’ll receive a natural looking crown that is placed on the metal implant. When the dental crown is placed on top, the result is the lovely look of natural, secure and strong teeth.
In some special cases due to periodontal disease (gum disease) or bone loss you may need to receive a bone graft or other types of treatment before you’re ready for a dental implant surgery.
If you’re interested in learning more about getting dental implants and finding out if you are a candidate for a successful dental implant procedure, give us a call today!