Dental implants are a popular solution for replacing missing teeth because they can be made to look just like your natural teeth and offer a permanent solution. They are a great alternative to dentures as well. With dental implants you can regain the freedom to smile, speak, and eat in public with confidence and without the fear of dentures falling out.
The dental implant itself is a small, titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone. Through a process called osseointegration, the implant fuses to your jawbone and acts as a natural tooth root. This creates a very strong foundation and helps keep the implant in place. The fusing process take a few months on average. Following this time, we will have you come back in for an appointment to place an abutment on top of the implant. This is the base for your final restorative crown.
Dental implants can be costlier than dentures, but the benefits outweigh the cost and exceed those of dentures. Paying for implants is a onetime fee, whereas dentures can require adjustments or replacement over the years. Dental implants have the added benefit of preserving your bone structure in your jaw. This will help preserve the overall health of your mouth and prevent you from getting a sunken look to your jaw which can make patients appear older.
You can restore your smile to its whole, beautiful state again with implants! Caring for your dental implants is just like your natural teeth. With regular brushing and flossing and routine visits to Instyle Smiles, your implants can last a lifetime.