Living with missing teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile, and it also makes it difficult to chew and speak properly. That’s why we offer restorative dental solutions at Concord Advanced Dentistry, such as dental implants. A dental implant offers one of the best ways to restore a missing tooth (or teeth), giving you the confidence to smile again.
Dental Implants – What are They?
Dental implants offered by our dentist are a type of synthetic tooth root that gets inserted into your jaw surgically. They give you new tooth roots made from titanium, and various restorations can be attached to these posts. Dental bridges, crowns, and even full dentures can be attached to these titanium posts. Since the restorations are held into place by dental implants, you’ll never need to worry that they may move or fall out. They also help maintain bone mass in your jaws, encouraging oral health and enabling you to keep a youthful appearance.
Will a Dental Implant Work for You?
Although dental implants offer many benefits, they’re not right for everyone. You’ll need to have enough bone mass in your jaw and be free from gum disease. These are important because an implant requires healthy gums to stay in place. If you have gum disease, you’ll need to be treated before having implants placed. For those without enough bone mass in the jaw, a bone graft may help. During our in-office consultation, we’ll answer any questions you may have and help you determine if implants are the right restorative option for you.
3 Phases of Dental Implants
When you come into our Concord office to have implants done, your dentist will do the procedure in three phases. First, any remaining tooth structure must be eliminated, and then a titanium rod or screw will be placed into your jawbone surgically, acting as a new tooth root. Next, your jaw is allowed to heal, and the titanium rod starts becoming a part of the jaw structure. Once it’s fully healed, a permanent restoration will be placed.
We always strive to use cutting-edge technology in our Concord office, which is why we use Cone Beam CT Imaging Technology as a part of the implant process. This type of imaging procedure offers greater accuracy, helping us better plan and place your dental implants for the best results.
Dental Implants Benefits
Trying to decide of dental implants are the right restorative dental solution for you? Some of the benefits of replacing missing teeth with implants include:
- Restoring Self Confidence – You’ll be able to flash your smile again once teeth are replaced with implants.
- You’ll Sound Better – Missing teeth often affect speech, and implants are just like your normal teeth and will restore your normal speaking abilities.
- Improved Chewing – It’s often difficult to eat if you’re missing teeth. Implants are secured to the mouth, so they don’t move around. This gives you the ability to chew easily and comfortably.
- Better Oral Health – By replacing missing teeth, you benefit your surrounding teeth and improve your overall oral health.
Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
Stop hiding your smile! Replace your missing teeth with dental implants so you can show off your teeth with confidence. Contact us today to set up an appointment with our office for a consultation. We’ll work with you to help you determine if dental implants are the right restorative solution for your missing teeth.