Dental Implants

Dental implants are the most natural-looking and feeling alternative to your real teeth, especially when compared to dentures, bridges and crowns. A popular and effective long-term solution for patients with missing or failing teeth, or those with chronic dental problems, dental implants are unique in that they fit, feel, and function like natural teeth. They allow you to confidently live your life the way you want to – smiling, eating, talking, and laughing without the worries other tooth replacement options bring.

Despite improvements in dentistry and oral care, millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss, and implants have become the new standard for replacement. So, how do they work? Dr. O places the implant, made of medical-grade titanium and similar in shape to a screw, in your jawbone, which will then bond with your natural bone. The implant serves as the new root for your teeth and becomes a sturdy, permanent base for a connector, which will hold your new crown or prosthetic tooth. The crown is created from impressions of your teeth and bite, and color-matched to your natural teeth. This procedure can be done to replace one single tooth, multiple teeth, or even a full upper and/or lower set.

Why should you choose dental implants?

Beyond improving your appearance and self-confidence, implants have countless advantages. If you have dentures, they can often slip causing difficulty talking and chewing. Implants become a part of you, and function as your permanent, new teeth that can last a lifetime with proper care. With implants, there’s no embarrassing nightly removal nor is there any need for messy adhesives to keep them in place. Plus, implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support like bridges do, so they’re a better option for improved oral health. The success rate of dental implants with proper care speaks for itself, so contact our office today for a consultation so we can get you smiling again!