The absolute best way to replace missing teeth
An estimated 500,000 Americans get dental implants each year.
At Viva Dental Group, dental implants are our number one recommendation for patients with one or more missing teeth. Though this procedure can be costly and time-consuming, the results are definitely worth the investment. Dental implants are the only type of tooth replacement that not only solves issues with chewing, speaking, and aesthetics caused by missing teeth, but also arrests bone loss in the jaw.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple adjacent missing teeth, or an entire set of teeth. Individual dental implants consist of a titanium implant peg topped with a ceramic crown. The implant peg actually bonds with the surrounding bone in a process called osseointegration, so that once healing is complete the implant functions just like a natural tooth with a strong root system. In the case of multiple missing teeth, a few mini-implant pegs can be used to support a partial or complete denture.
At Viva Dental Group, our expert dentists can guide you through every step in the process of getting dental implants, including:
- Implant Surgery: After making a thorough study of your oral and general health, we will refer you to an experienced oral surgeon to place the titanium pegs that will support your dental implants.
- Implant Crown Fabrication: While you’re healing after surgery, we collaborate with an expert dental lab to create the custom crowns that will attach to your implant pegs.
- Implant Crown Placement: Our expert dentists can skillfully place your implant crowns on the implant pegs for a secure, stable, and beautiful tooth replacement.
- Follow Up Care: Dental implants will last for decades if properly cared for. We can assist you with regular dental cleanings to protect neighboring teeth and with restorations should any of your implant crowns become damaged.
Why Choose Dental Implants
If you are missing one or more teeth, you need to do something about it. Otherwise, neighboring teeth may shift into the gap, affecting your bite and your smile. Options like bridges and dentures can provide a solution, but they come with certain drawbacks. For example, bridges tend to trap food and bacteria and lead to the eventual decay or even loss of neighboring teeth. Dentures can slip or move around causing discomfort and difficulty speaking and eating. Dental implants, however, do not pose such problems. Instead, they offer a permanent, stable, comfortable, and totally natural-looking tooth replacement that you’ll love for decades to come.
Want to Learn More?
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists and get answers to all your questions about dental implants.