For those suffering from missing or severely damaged teeth, Olympia Fields Dental Associates offers a permanent, natural-looking solution! Titanium implants can replace your problematic tooth, fitting securely and with total comfort. Now you can eat, speak, and smile with the same ease and confidence that you would have with healthy teeth.
How Dental Implants Work
First, you will have a consultation with the dentist during which we will determine if dental implants are a suitable solution for your missing or decayed teeth. (If you are suffering from a chronic illness, have a structurally weak jawbone, or use tobacco products, it is possible that dental implants may not be the best fit for you.) During the surgical procedure, we will insert the titanium implant into the gums. Over time, the implant will fuse with your jawbone, providing it the same strength that you experience with even your natural teeth. Then, we will place a customized crown or prosthetic tooth over the implant, which allows the device to blend in with the rest of your smile. You can expect the overall process to take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks. You may experience mild discomfort or soreness for which we may recommend over-the-counter pain medication.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implant technology has come a long way, and patients are often thrilled with the results. If you’re debating whether or not dental implants are right for you, here are a few reasons to consider:
- Improved structure: If you currently have missing teeth, you may be experiencing some structural issues that can negatively impact speech, chewing, and even your facial appearance. Dental implants have the capability of restoring these structural insufficiencies and bringing your oral health back into good condition.
- Aesthetic benefits: With customized crowns to cover the implant, these devices are made to blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. You’ll find that your mouth looks healthier than ever after the implant surgery.
- Low Maintenance: These implants are incredibly sturdy, meaning you can eat any of the foods you would normally enjoy. Additionally, you don’t have to pay particular attention to these devices during your dental hygiene regimen. If you have healthy brushing and flossing habits, you’ll find that these implants remain in good condition for years to come.
- Permanent Solution: Dental implants boast a 98% success rate. Because they fuse to your jawbone, they don’t shift around or fall out. If you maintain a healthy oral health routine, you can expect that these implants will last you for the rest of your life.
If you think dental implants may be right for you, simply schedule a consultation with us at Olympia Fields Dental Associates. We will examine your mouth and go over your medical history to determine that this is a good solution for you. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you are unable to use anesthesia, this consultation would be an opportune time to discuss this with your dentist.
To schedule your consultation, call our office today!