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What is a Dental Implant?
These small titanium posts are designed to replace tooth roots at the site of a missing tooth. Your doctor will surgically place dental implants in your jawbone, where they will fuse with surrounding tissue. This process creates a strong base upon which a dental crown, bridge, or denture can be affixed.
Who is a Candidate?
During your consultation, our doctors will thoroughly evaluate your medical history and examine the structure of your smile. We may request x-rays and advanced images of your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine whether you are eligible for surgery. Patients lacking adequate jawbone tissue may require a preliminary bone graft or sinus lift before proceeding with a dental implant procedure. To qualify for dental implants you must have:
- One or more missing teeth
- Healthy gums that are free from periodontal disease
- Enough jawbone tissue to support an implant
Our office is equipped with a cone-beam computed tomography (CT) scanner, so we can take 3-D images of your smile. This technology enables our team to place your implants with precision, which is vital to their success and your oral health.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants and implant-supported restorations can provide you with superior stability and comfort, so you can feel confident about your appearance. Unlike standard restorations, your implant-supported restoration will not slip out of place. This treatment can also restore your ability to chew comfortably and speak properly, improving your overall quality of life.
Dental implants and implant-supported restorations can also restore your ability to chew comfortably and speak properly, improving your overall quality of life.
In addition to restoring the appearance of your smile, dental implants can help to prolong your oral health. After tooth loss, the jawbone naturally begins to recede. In order to stop bone atrophy and prevent further bone loss, our doctors may recommend dental implants. After being placed, these posts begin to stimulate bone regrowth. This process can help to protect the longevity of your oral health and the structure of your face and smile.
Experience Superior Care
When you visit our office for your dental care, you can enjoy a comforting, spa-like atmosphere. We offer aromatherapy and massage dental chairs to help put you at ease during treatment. If you are ready to experience superior care during your implant procedure, contact us online today.
We hope you never experience a dental emergency, but if you do, we’re here for you. Doctors at Dowell Dental Group are also available around the clock to help in the event of an emergency. Please call our main line for more information.Dowell Dental Group