After you have lost one or more teeth, finding an excellent replacement is of the utmost importance. Nothing else replaces missing teeth as well as dental implants -- no matter how many have gone missing. This comprehensive option takes care of the missing tooth’s root structure as well as the visible crown. Dr. Clifton B. Baldwin is now pleased to offer patients of Dream Smile Team comprehensive dental implant services, from initial placement to final restoration. Keep reading to learn how this tooth replacement option works!
Dental implants offer a number of advantages for patients who are missing teeth or on the brink of tooth loss. Some of the most considerable advantages of this replacement option include the following:
No matter how many teeth you are missing, dental implants can provide an excellent replacement option. The indications for dental implants are listed in greater detail below.
Patients who are missing just one tooth can have their smiles completed with a single implant. The post is surgically placed beneath the gum line, allowed to heal over the course of 4 to 6 months, and then restored with a beautiful dental crown.
In cases where multiple teeth have been lost, several dental implant posts can be used to support a bridge or partial denture. This method makes it easier to eat, speak, and smile with confidence -- and it also keeps the teeth surrounding the gap firmly in place.
Even if you have lost all of your teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw, all hope is not lost for your stable and complete smile. Dental implants can successfully retain a complete denture. Using a strategic number of implant posts, Dr. Baldwin can create a stable foundation for the prosthetic.
Dental implants cost more than other methods of tooth replacement because they require multiple surgical procedures and the most state-of-the-art tools and technology for optimal success. Whatever the cost, their multiple benefits for oral and overall health make dental implants well-worth the investment. There is no fixed price for implant procedures -- and the only way to find out what yours will cost is to book a visit with your implant dentist. Contact us to book an appointment with Dr. Baldwin today!
One of the secrets to the success of dental implants is they don’t rely on suction, dental adhesive or other teeth to sustain their position. Instead, they are designed and surgically placed with a simple yet important goal – to mimic the natural tooth root in every way. What else should you know, though, before having a dental implant placed? As you read on, Dr. Asay provides answers to 5 frequently asked questions.
After an initial consultation and any other preparations that need to be made, the implant posts will be inserted into your jaw via surgery; anesthesia will be used so ensure that the procedure is painless. There will then be a recovery period, during which time osseointegration will take place and fuse the implant with the jawbone. After that, an abutment is attached, and finally the permanent restoration is created and placed.