Dental Implant Placement
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants can seem like nothing short of a miracle. They offer an excellent restorative option without the frustration of having to deal with bridges or dentures. Once in place, they maintain the tooth's function and look very natural. With implants, you can eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life with confidence once again!
Dental Implants Overview
Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. They are artificial tooth roots connected to your jawbone providing a secure, stable, long-term base for your tooth replacements. Dental implants are durable, often lasting a lifetime with proper oral care. Today is the success rate for implants is about 98%.
What Is the Procedure?
The first step involves placing a titanium base in the jaw to act as a replacement for the root of the missing tooth. It typically takes about 3-6 months for the bone to fuse with the implant. After healing, we attach a metal post called an abutment to the base, and the final step involves securing your new crown, which is designed to look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. At times, if there is insufficient bone structure remaining to support the titanium implant, you may require a bone graft before the implant procedure.
What Are the Benefits?
Dental implants are the only restorations that preserve your natural bone. They also prevent neighboring teeth from shifting into the gap left by a missing tooth, potentially affecting your bite. Your new implants will allow you to enjoy all the foods you love, without worrying about chewing. You will experience improved comfort, speech, appearance, and overall health.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Visit us at Frankston Family Dentistry to learn more about dental implants and how they can enhance your quality of life. We will work with you to determine the best restorative procedure for your specific needs. We look forward to helping you enjoying life to the fullest and smiling with confidence once again!