Fortunately in today’s dental environment, we have achieved some very impressive technological advances. This includes dental implants which allows us to have a very effective and minimally invasive method for replacing missing teeth.
In the past, our options to replace missing teeth included bridges and removable dentures. Now, we are able to offer the option of implants for many patients to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Implants are posts placed below the gum while the area is anesthetized, allowing for a very comfortable procedure. The implants fuse to the jawbone and act as a replacement for a missing tooth, much as a root did for your natural teeth. Dental implants can be the base for individual crowns, bridges or a removable denture.
Patients with removable dentures or partials are often the most satisfied patients after having an implant placed. Dental implants make dentures much more stable and increase the patient’s comfort, chewing ability, speech, and satisfaction. If you have a loose fitting denture, call today to schedule and evaluation for dental implants.
Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural. Some people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes.
In the case of a single missing tooth, an implant allows Dr. Farmer to replace that tooth without affecting the two adjacent teeth as opposed to when a bridge is placed. It is much more conservative and an excellent alternative if the two adjacent teeth are healthy and require no restorations.
Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. In order to be able to get an implant, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. Call Dr. Farmer today to evaluate you and determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants!