Missing teeth can leave embarrassing gaps in your smile, not to mention having a negative impact on your overall oral health. Fortunately, we have options to replace a missing tooth and return optimal function and beauty to your smile. Can a dental implant restore your smile? What does receiving one involve?
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
Question: How does the dental implant get placed?
Answer: An oral surgeon will insert the implant portion into the jaw. Made from titanium, a biocompatible material, the implant then acts as a new tooth root. The growth of jawbone tissue is stimulated, protecting your smile’s integrity. We then complete the procedure by placing a restoration once the placement area heals.
Question: Will the new tooth look natural?
Answer: Yes! The restoration is a custom-made dental crown, which blends with your smile. For advanced cases of tooth loss, we can place a bridge, partial, or full denture on multiple plant posts.
Question: Will my new tooth last a long time?
Answer: Since the implant acts as a new tooth root, it can last for decades or possibly a lifetime with proper care and attention. We will discuss actions you can take to help keep your smile healthy and safeguard your new tooth. If you have any questions about dental implants, then please contact our office today.
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