No one is likely to not notice your missing teeth when you are talking with them. Although there are several options for replacement teeth, the best is going to be dental implants. This system is going to provide you with beautiful teeth that are also long-lasting.

About Implants

Dental implants are used to act as a substitute tooth root. They are made of titanium, which is a bio compatible metal. Over time, your jawbone will attach to the implant, giving it stability and anchoring it in your jaw just like a real tooth.

On top of the implant, the dentist will place a metal piece called an abutment. The new crown will be attached to it when healing has been completed. When the process is completed, the new tooth will look and feel just like one of your own.

Implant Options

These implants for your teeth can be used in many different ways. They can be used for a single tooth, for three teeth or more to form a dental bridge, or they may be used to replace an entire arch. They can also be used to stabilize your dentures.

Jawbone Requirements

When you are first evaluated for these titanium implants, the dentist will use an x-ray to determine how much jawbone there is in that location. If you have been missing teeth for some time, the jawbone has receded considerably. In that case, you will need to have a bone graft to raise the bone height and to increase the width. After this surgery, patients will need between three to six months to heal before the implant can be installed.

The All-on-Four Implant System

One way that you may be able to get around the jawbone size requirement is to get the all-on-four implant system. This is a new technique that only needs four implants to hold a full arch of teeth.

By angling the back two implants, the dentist can take advantage of more bone to make it stable. In fact, these implants can be put in right after you have teeth extracted.

Get Teeth Immediately

The all-on-four implant system can give you teeth-in-a-day. You may walk into the dental office with few or even no teeth, but this system changes that before you walk out. You can actually walk out with a brand new set of teeth that are beautiful and will give you a great smile

The Best Candidates

Before you can get implants as substitute teeth, you will need to meet some basic requirements. The first one is that you need to be free of gum disease. If you are not, treatment for it can be given first. Another requirement is that diabetes needs to be under control and you need to be in good health because it is a surgical process.

Our friendly dental implants dentists can replace your missing teeth to give you a great smile, or even replace all of them. We treat patients of all ages and accept many insurance plans.