What Are Dental Implants?
Tooth loss causes many significant issues that affect every aspect of your life. Replacing those missing teeth is essential for restoring proper functioning of your mouth, your smile, and your quality of life. Today, you have several options available for tooth replacement. Aesthetic Dentistry of Bend - Thomas E. Wold, DMD can replace your missing teeth with Dental Implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a treatment used to replace missing teeth. This incredible treatment provides you with a unique alternative to bridges and dentures. Where traditional restorations sit above the gum line, Dental Implants use small titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone. This requires a surgical procedure. Small incisions in your gums provide access to your jawbone.
Holes are drilled into the bone, and the posts are placed directly inside. As you heal from surgery, your bone fuses to the posts in a natural process called osseointegration. This process stabilizes the posts, turning them into secure roots that are then able to provide support for your replacement teeth. Your replacement teeth, or ceramic crowns, are typically secured into place on the posts using small screws.
Tooth Replacement for Many Needs
Dental implants are incredibly versatile. Today, we provide many different types of implants to meet many different needs.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many benefits that come with dental implants. These benefits include:
Are There Any Drawbacks?
Despite having many incredible benefits, dental implants do have a few drawbacks. These include:
Dental implants provide you with a modern solution to tooth loss that provides you with many significant benefits. For more information about Dental Implants, and to find out if they are the right solution for you, call Aesthetic Dentistry of Bend - Thomas E. Wold, DMD at (541) 389-0261 to schedule your consultation today.