Dental implants are artificial roots placed under the gum, designed to either replace a missing tooth or secure a partial or denture.
Dental implants feel very natural & are the first choice by dentists and patients for filling a missing space. They feel rather similar to the original missing tooth and most patients forget they even have an implant!
If you have a denture, adding dental implants commonly give them a “snap-in” function to help with stability. Sometimes they can even allow the denture to be screwed even for an even more natural feel.
Dental implants are an excellent option for individuals who have lost one or more teeth and desire a secure, long-lasting replacement.
When replacing a single tooth, dental implants are often the most natural tooth replacement option, both in function and ability to clean.
They have the advantage over a traditional tooth replacement option, a bridge, in which they require no modification or destruction to the neighboring teeth. This helps to limit the potential for future cavities and nerve damage to these other teeth.
What’s even better is that since implants don’t need these neighboring teeth as support, those teeth remain untouched and won’t have to bear the additional force and stress of doing the work of an extra tooth.
Dental implants do the work all on their own. Additionally, since affordable dental implants are made of titanium, there is no potential for cavity development.
For Partial Teeth Replacement
For Full Mouth Reconstruction
Patients who currently wear a traditional denture can experience a truly life-changing event with the placement of dental implants. Dental implants can be placed into the jawbone under the denture in these individuals, allowing for the denture to snap into place.
This treatment can help the patient regain the ability to eat virtually all foods and smile confidently, knowing the denture is secured snugly in the mouth. No more worries about dentures falling out while speaking or at family events!
Additionally, suppose there is a desire to get rid of the denture completely. In that case, affordable dental implants can provide a tooth replacement option where the denture is screwed into the implants and becomes fixed in the mouth, and is no longer removable.
Dental implants fuse into the surrounding jawbone through a process known as Osseointegration. This allows the dental implant to function as a fixed and stable system to support artificial teeth.
Compared to conventional means of tooth replacement options like dentures and bridges, dental implants offer several advantages:
Although most people missing a tooth (or multiple teeth) are candidates for dental implants, a thorough evaluation will need to be performed to determine your individual needs. At this evaluation, Dr. Johnson will thoroughly discuss your treatment desires and goals, including how affordable dental implants could help you achieve these goals.
We will complete a detailed clinical and radiographic evaluation to assess the site into which a dental implant(s) would be placed. We will then discuss the individual’s specific needs in detail to help an informed decision be made.
For an implant to be successful, the dental implant needs to be surrounded 360-degrees by good strong bone & gum tissue. Bone grafts are very commonly needed. Gum grafts are sometimes needed.
Our periodontal specialists will help determine if any grafting is needed in your case.