Dental implants are metal posts implanted in the jawbone which mimic and replace the root of the tooth that no longer exists. The replacement ‘tooth’ is then attached to this metal post, as an authentic tooth would be attached to a root. This way, the replacement implant will never loosen while eating or talking and will look just like your original tooth!
Dental implants mean improved oral health because you won’t have to worry about bacteria building up underneath a bridge or dentures. Dentures can cause speech to sound slurred if they are loose in the mouth, so dental implants improve speech quality too. Because the implants are placed in the gums, and the replacement teeth are attached to the metal post, this creates a very permanent bond. So, dental implants improve durability as well!
Have you been struggling with your smile for years? You’re not the only one. Millions of Americans suffer from dental disease and tooth loss, even with adequate dental care. Not only can infected or missing teeth be very unhygienic and dangerous to your health, but they put a massive dent in your confidence as well.
Our smiles are the first thing people see when we meet. We at Crescent Heights want to showcase the best version of your smile possible. Have the confidence to smile and laugh in public again! Dental implants will give your face back its definition and make you feel more confident. They more closely resemble authentic teeth than dentures, and moreover – they are permanent!
Dental implants are an option when you are missing teeth. Whether this is from tooth decay, gum disease, failed root canal, or damage to a tooth that can’t be repaired, a dental implant is a great solution. Leaving the gap of the missing tooth can allow the surrounding teeth to lean into that empty space, changing the way you speak, eat and look.
With missing teeth, the jawbone no longer gets any stimulation from the once-there tooth, that area of the jawbone will regress. These disastrous symptoms of missing teeth can be avoided with a dental implant. It will be just like having your original teeth again—only better!
Your health is of the utmost importance at Crescent Heights. That is why we do an extensive consultation to make sure you’re a good candidate for dental implants. You must be healthy enough to have oral surgery or dental extraction done.
Healthy gums and bone are also important, as they need to be able to hold the implants in place for many years. This is why it’s best to get implants as soon as possible after the loss of a tooth, when the jaw and gums are still healthy and strong.
Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to monitoring the implants. Heavy smoking, uncontrolled diabetes or heart disease, or patients who have had radiation therapy will need to be specifically evaluated by our team to make sure the procedure will not harm you.
Most patients report very little discomfort with the procedure and recovery period. During the procedure anesthesia is used so you will not feel the post being implanted. Because you are numb, most patients report the implant compared to a tooth extraction is less painful!
As long as you care for your implants in the same way that you would care for your original teeth (such as brushing, flowing, rinsing, regular check-ups, etc.), you should not experience any problems!
Crescent Heights has been taking care of patients for years. With our highly trained staff, our dentists know exactly how to provide the most comfortable and effective care. We have four highly qualified dentists who are ready to help you. We will make sure to match you with the best dentist to fit your individual needs.
After your surgery, Crescent Heights is dedicated to your long-term dental care. We provide several services to continue monitoring your oral health, even after your dental implants have healed. We offer comprehensive care, from routine dental hygiene to repairs should something happen with your dental implants.
Our primary goal at Crescent Heights Dental Clinic is to make sure your teeth are in the best shape they can be. With all of the services we offer, no matter what dental issue you may have, we are confident in our abilities to remedy it. If you have any questions about dental implants or our other services, don’t hesitate to give our office a call. The first step to improving your confidence is in improving your smile! So, call our office today to set up an appointment, and we will discuss how best to help you.