There are many reasons a person might want dental implants, but the most common reason is simply the amount of teeth a person has lost throughout their lifetime, regardless of age. With dental implants, you could once again eat the many foods you used to enjoy before you lost a few important teeth. Also, you can smile freely without worry once you have dental implants.
Dental implants are small posts made of titanium that go where missing teeth reside in the jawbone. These posts will bond with your jawbone and create a secure foundation for your new artificial teeth. When you lose teeth due to age or neglect, you put yourself at risk for your bone deteriorating. Dental implants can help prevent this from happening.
If you believe that dental implants are the best choice for your situation, then we’ll gladly schedule a time to meet with you. During this visit, we will perform a radiographic/dental exam in addition to going over your health history. The purpose of this consultation (and any future ones) is simply understanding what you want and what is ideal for your existing dental needs. If you have questions about anything, it’s best to ask during these consultations.
You can expect your entire dental implant procedure to take anywhere from 6-8 months. This is the average time with implant/bone integration. In addition, the majority of our patients have reported little to no disruption in their lives when undergoing a dental implant procedure.
If you have more questions or want to schedule a free consultation, just give us a call. We would be happy to help you and schedule a visit.