Whether you are missing teeth or have ill-fitting dentures, dental implants have completely revolutionized the dental industry and have corrected many problems that patients have faced for years. The procedure is quick and easy, and it can be a lot more affordable than you think. Our staff here at Bright Star Sapphire Dental can help to get you started on your journey to having dental implants placed.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small metal rods that are surgically inserted underneath the gums. After roughly three months, the metal rod will fuse with the bone and can act as the abutment where crowns and other prosthetic work is placed. Essentially, dental implants help to save surrounding teeth that would have otherwise been compromised with bridgework. They are also ideal for those who wear dentures and who want a more secure and comfortable fit.
Who is a Viable Candidate for the Procedure?
Most patients are good candidates for dental implants, however, it is important to have a series of x-rays taken as well as a full examination. Patients with bone density or bone loss disorders may not be able to have the procedure done as there is more of a chance for a failed implant.
What to Expect and Benefits of Implants
The procedure is done quickly and easily in the office and you can go home the very same day. The implant will be monitored for several months to ensure that it is fusing with the bone properly.
Some of the benefits of having implants placed include:
- Replace one or more missing teeth without compromising surrounding teeth.
- Have a more secure fit for your dentures.
- Improve the overall look and functioning of your smile.
- Improve your self-esteem and confidence.
If you want dental implants, contact us today!