Dental Implants are a permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth.
Unlike dentures or partials, you won’t experience problems with slipping or sliding, and they don’t require specialized daily care routine beyond regular brushing and flossing. Unlike bridges, dental implants do not require alteration to your existing, healthy teeth. In fact, bridges can be supported by implants for fewer alterations during a more complex restoration.
Do I Need Dental Implants?
Unfortunately, the problem of missing teeth goes beyond the cosmetic issue. Missing teeth put additional stress on your remaining teeth and can lead to damage, including fractures and even further tooth loss.
Even more concerning, one or more missing teeth can eventually lead to significant bone loss in your jaw as the bone becomes atrophied from lack of use. Over time, this diminishing bone can lead to visible changes in your face and cause you to appear prematurely aged.
Dental implants will stop this process in its tracks, something that even denture and partials cannot do.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
When you visit Lake Country Family Dental to discuss dental implants, we will perform a thorough examination including x-rays and go over your health history to help us determine whether dental implants are the right option for you.
How are Dental Implants Placed?
The placement of Dental Implants is shared between us and an oral surgeon. The titanium post for your implants is the first step performed by the oral surgeon. We then, at Lake Country Family Dental, will place the implant crown or bridge after the appropriate waiting period for the healing of the bone.
For more information about dental implants or to schedule an appointment, please call our office today.