There's nothing like our natural teeth! They allow us to chew and smile with confidence, but if you lose a tooth it doesn't mean your carefree days of toothy smiles are over. Losing a tooth can immediately affect your confidence and have an effect on your day-to-day activates. Fortunately, there is an excellent solution here at Kearbey Dental Group, dental implants! Dental implants are the next best thing to our natural teeth, and you will most likely forget about the fact that you have an implant because your smile and confidence will soar while the implant provides all the support and stability as a natural tooth.
Dental implants have three parts to them: the implant itself, the abutment, and the crown. The implant is a small titanium post that is biocompatible and will fuse with your jaw when it heals. The post will act as the root for your new tooth. The abutment sits on top of the implant and provides support for your crown to connect to. Finally, the crown is the replacement tooth that will be designed in-house at Kearbey Dental Group by our in-house lab, or using our CEREC one-day crown technology. In the end, your smile will look as good as new!
Every patient is different and no two mouths are the same. Because of this, we will have to perform tests to determine whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants. Even if your jawbone has deteriorated, or isn't healthy enough, we may be able to do some bone grafting to strengthen the area for a successful implant.
At Kearbey Dental Group, we understand your concerns and only want the most gentle and comfortable experiences for our patients. The actual procedure of placing the dental implant is not an uncomfortable experience, and you most likely won't feel any pain at all. We make sure our patients are comfortable at all times. The implant can feel sore once you are home, which can be treated with medication if you are feeling too uncomfortable. If the procedure itself makes you nervous, we can help settle your nerves with calming sedation options.
Did you know that you could use dental implants to anchor your dentures into place? That's right! No more ill fitting dentures that slip, suck, or irritate your gums anymore.
Dental implants are an excellent option for anybody that is missing a tooth, whether you are missing one or several teeth. Your smile will look as natural and be as functional as it ever was, plus you don't have to alter your cleaning routine. Dental implants are cleaned just like your other teeth with brushing and flossing. If you take care of your dental implants, they will last forever!