If you suffer with an incomplete smile, dental implants can improve your self-esteem and your oral health. Dental implants are small titanium posts that an oral surgeon surgically places in the empty sockets left by missing teeth. Produced from biocompatible material, an implant allows the jawbone to fuse the post, which creates an artificial tooth root.
Once your mouth heals, Dr. Woolf or an associate will place a permanent crown on top of the post. After treatment, patients can smile with grace and eat whatever they choose. Don’t let missing teeth hold you back. Dental implants provide strong, natural looking prosthetic teeth.
Now patients who are missing teeth have a strong, beautiful alternative to bridges, partials, or full dentures. Dental implants will improve your smile and your lifestyle. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth because of a titanium anchor attached to the jawbone. Implants can also anchor bridges, partials, or full dentures to eliminate slipping.
After a thorough evaluation, your dentist can tell you whether you’re a candidate for dental implants. They require adequate bone structure for placement. The first stage of the procedure involves oral surgery in which a titanium post is implanted into the jawbone for each missing tooth or for the new teeth that will anchor a bridge or denture. Nature will take its course, allowing your bone tissue to fuse with the titanium post. This creates a solid foundation.
Once the implants are secured, your dentist will attach a handcrafted, permanent crown to each post. The restorations will match your natural teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile.
By imitating an entire natural tooth, from the root up, dental implants offer a prosthetic that closely mimics nature. The result? Dental implant patients enjoy restored function, which allows a healthy diet of hard-to-chew foods. Speech may also improve. Strong and secure, your new smile will boost your confidence, enhance your appearance, and improve your quality of life.
You can achieve a fantastic smile. Call today to schedule an appointment.