Dental implants are a superior option when it comes to total tooth replacement. Dental implants, once fully integrated in to the bone, are stronger, more durable, and longer lasting than any other restorative option. Dental implants are among the most effective procedures in dentistry however, if you are a smoker you may face a higher risk of implant failure as smoking affects how you quickly and how successfully you and your implant heal.
Dental implants are a total tooth replacement option that is completed in a series of appointments over 3-6 months. Once your natural tooth is removed, or if the tooth has been previously removed, a small yet strong implant, which is a titanium post the resembles a screw, is integrated into your jaw bone just as your original tooth was. A healing cap is then placed over top of the access point of the titanium implant, and that area is left alone to heal for 3-6 months. Once healed, the cap is removed and an abutment is placed on top of the implant with a custom fabricated implant retained crown is placed on top, creating a complete prosthetic tooth from top to bottom.
Implants are comfortable, looking and functioning like a natural tooth. Our Dentists at Abby Dental Care are able to place and restore implants in-house, saving our patients a trip to a specialist, such as an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist, as well as saving you on the specialist fees associated with seeing them!
No! Dental implants are not susceptible to decay or cavities. However proper brushing, flossing, and regular visits to your dental hygienist are extremely important to maintaining your tissue and healthy bone structure.
Call our team today for a consultation to see if dental implants would be an ideal option for you!