Dental implants use a titanium post that is placed in the jawbone to serve as a replacement for a missing tooth. At Smiles of Chesapeake, the dentist will place the implant during a surgical procedure, and then attach an artificial tooth to the post.
Dental implants are a popular option for patients who have lost a tooth due to injury or decay, as they provide strong and stable support for the new tooth. In addition, dental implants can help to prevent bone loss in the jaw, and they can also be used to support dentures or bridges.
At Smiles of Chesapeake, dental implants are one of the most popular and effective methods of tooth replacement available today. Unlike dentures or bridges, which rely on neighboring teeth for support, dental implants are anchored directly into the jawbone. This provides a strong and stable foundation for replacement teeth that looks, feels, and functions just like natural teeth.
Additionally, dental implants can help to preserve the health of the surrounding teeth, as well as improve your overall oral health. And for patients who are missing all of their teeth, implants can provide a much more natural-looking and functional solution than traditional dentures.
If you are considering dental implants, be sure to consult with an experienced dentist like those at Smiles of Chesapeake. They will be able to determine if dental implants are right for you and develop a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
Many people experience tooth loss at some point in their lives, whether due to injury, disease, or simply the ravages of time. While there are many options available for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are often considered the best choice due to their durability and natural appearance. However, implants are not right for everyone, and it is important to consult with a dentist before making a decision.
At Smiles of Chesapeake, we will answer all your questions in advance, as well as discuss your implant treatment plan.
A dental implant is the solution for replacing a single missing tooth because of its permanence and durability, and no other replacement method can come close to restoring a long-lasting, natural smile, especially if the surrounding teeth are healthy.
When multiple teeth have to be replaced, such as three or four missing teeth in a row the dentist will use an individual implant or an implant-supported dental bridge. Either solution will provide chewing strength as well as a natural look and feel.
When replacing all your teeth, you need strength, permanence, and support while chewing. At Smiles of Chesapeake, we recommend individual dental implants, fixed implant-supported bridges or removable implant-supported dentures to achieve this objective.
If there is no bone on the lower jaw to work with, which is rare, or if there’s a financial issue (as this procedure is less expensive), mini-implant supported dentures may be something to consider. It’s better for some patients as it’s a less-invasive procedure and still provides stability and chewing strength.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to move forward with dental implants will be based on a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's individual needs and goals. If you are not a good candidate, your dentist in Chesapeake may recommend another treatment option.
If you decide to move forward with dental implants, your dentist will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan. With proper care, dental implants can help you enjoy a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
For many patients, dental implants offer substantial benefits and can provide a superior solution for missing teeth. To learn more about dental implants in Chesapeake or the other tooth replacement options we offer, contact our office online or call us today.