Dental implants can be an amazing solution if you:
Are missing a tooth or several teeth.
Want to get very stable dentures or bridges.
Have a tooth extraction scheduled.
Having a missing tooth or teeth can disrupt your quality of life, prevent you from eating what you like, and even be an infection risk.
What Is a Dental Implant? How Do I Get One?
A dental implant is a replacement tooth root made of titanium. After we surgically place it in your jaw, it will stimulate and strengthen the bone of your jaw. When it’s ready, it can hold a new tooth crown or support dentures or bridges.
When done correctly, the implant procedure takes a few appointments, which include:
Examination: After examining your oral health, we’ll use advanced diagnostic technology, such as 3D CBCT or digital x-rays, to be sure your jawbone can support an implant. These images will also help us plan the surgery.
Implant Surgery: During this procedure, you will require local anesthesia to remain comfortable. Some patients prefer sedation, but jaw bone doesn’t have the same type of nerve endings that cause tooth pain, so the procedure is surprisingly comfortable. Once you are comfortably numb, We’ll place your dental implant in the ideal position.
Recovery: We’ll give you several weeks to let your jawbone grow around your implants, creating a stable, secure base for crowns, dentures, or bridges.
Restoration: Once the jawbone has healed and fused to the implant, you’ll come in and get a customized tooth crown or appliance attached to your implants. We’ll work to ensure they look and feel just right with your other teeth.
Dr. Schmidt prefers that this entire process happens completely within our office whenever possible. Rarely would you have to go to another office for any part of it or deal with the frustration of juggling appointments at various offices.
Using Your Convenient Implants
Getting a beautiful, restored smile with implants has many benefits, including:
Security. Your tooth restorations are as secure as natural teeth, never moving, shifting, or clicking.
Functionality. Many patients can eat and speak normally with implants. They don’t notice any difference.
Easy maintenance. Implants are as easy to clean as natural teeth. You should be able to floss and brush them like normal teeth.
A welcome improvement from traditional dentures. Implants hold dentures more securely than gum-mounted dentures, perfect for patients who don’t want traditional dentures.
Beauty. Restored teeth can look just as good as natural teeth, completing a beautiful smile.
Our goal is for your dental implants to become a normal part of your mouth, so you can be totally comfortable and secure with them.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation Today
Dr. Schmidt will be happy to give you a consultation and examination to tell you if you’re a good dental implant candidate. Call Parkview Dental today. We’re excited to restore your unique and lovely smile.