If you are missing one or more teeth, you might be experiencing both the physical and emotional impact of that. Perhaps you have been avoiding your favorite foods because chewing has become a challenge. Maybe you aren’t smiling as much as you used to because you are embarrassed to reveal that you are missing teeth.
At CoolBreeze Dentistry, we are proud to offer dental implants to our patients. Dental implants are generally accepted as the best replacement for missing teeth, providing patients with the experience that is closest to their natural teeth.
You don’t have to live with missing teeth. Call CoolBreeze Dentistry to find out if life-changing dental implants are right for you.
Unlike dentures, which are removable, dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed directly into the jawbone. After a period of time, the titanium implants integrate with the jawbone, providing a permanent replacement for your tooth root. The crown that goes atop the implant means you can chew all of your favorite foods with no restrictions.
With dental implants, you will have none of the worries denture-wearers do. There is no risk of your implants moving or shifting in your mouth.
Dental implants will also help preserve the bone in your jaw. When a tooth is lost, the body stops sending a message to keep the flow of nutrients going to that spot and that part of the jawbone will begin to shrink. Placing implants into the bone helps to continue stimulation of the jaw, so there is no bone loss.
One of the biggest complaints about dentures is that they become loose and are prone to slipping. Implant supported dentures offer the permanence of dental implants with the affordability of dentures. Dental implants provide an anchor for dentures, so they can stay firm and immovable in the mouth. Implant supported dentures mean patients can smile, speak, laugh, and chew with confidence.
The first step in the dental implant process is to ensure that your jawbone is healthy enough to support the implants. After that, placement of the implants will be planned to ensure the most positive outcome.
Prior to the dental implant surgery, impressions will be taken of your jaw and teeth. In addition, if tooth extractions or bone grafting are necessary, those will be handled at this time as well.
Once all the preparations have been made, it is time for the dental implant surgery. The healing and integration process of the dental implants usually takes about four to six months. After your gums have completely healed, the abutment and crown will be placed. Soon after, you will be ready to show off your great new smile.
If you are interested in seeing how dental implants can improve the quality of your life, please call CoolBreeze Dentistry today!