Dental implants are a permanent solution for patients seeking that perfect white smile. Implants are a great choice for patients that have broken, damaged, or missing teeth. Implants act similar to an artificial tooth that is placed in the jawbone. They are extremely durable, and are built to last upwards of 25 years.
Dental implants function like our natural teeth, and allow patients to speak and eat normally. They are comfortable in the mouth, and do not cause gum or mouth irritation like with other restorative solutions. Implants provide long lasting results, and if cared for properly they can last a lifetime.
Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants offers you the chance to live your life as if you had never suffered from missing teeth. When your dental implant treatment is complete, you should be able to chew, speak and socialize without experiencing the negative emotions that having missing teeth can sometimes cause.
Each implant features an artificial root (which is the implant), the post (or abutment), and a crown. A few implants can secure a bridge, partial or denture. Cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Implants are made of biocompatible material, such as titanium. Surgically inserted into the sockets left by missing teeth, these man-made “tooth roots” are accepted by the body. The jaw bone integrates with the implants to create replacements for natural tooth roots. On top of a dental implant post (or abutment), Dr. White can secure a single restoration (crown) or a prosthetic appliance.
Often, denture patients who suffer from slipping or loose appliances turn to dental implants for optimal stability. Dental implants require no adhesives, suction, clasps, or crowned support teeth to stay in place. They are a lasting solution that improves quality of life through rejuvenated oral function and appearance. Dental implants also maintain jaw bone that would otherwise deteriorate if dental implants were not placed.
To find out if you’re a candidate for implants, schedule an appointment with Dr. White today