If missing, misshapen, or damaged teeth make you self-conscious, dental implants can restore your smile. At The Martin Dental Center for Oral Health and Aesthetics, Wyman B. Martin, DDS, restores dental implants, makes crowns, bridges, and dentures to give you the beautiful smile you desire. Call to learn more or book a consultation online today.
Dental implants are posts that are surgically placed in your lower or upper jaw bone and are made of titanium and other dental materials. These posts serve as sturdy anchors for new replacement teeth, such as crowns, bridges, and dentures.
If your natural teeth are damaged or missing, you can reap numerous benefits from getting dental implants, such as:
Dr. Martin lets you know if you’re a good candidate for dental implants after a thorough consultation at his office.
Dental implants may be a good option for you if you:
You must also be willing to commit to the several months it takes to surgically place the dental implants and then fully heal from the surgery.
The process of placing dental implants usually consists of three separate steps, which include:
If your jaw bone isn’t strong enough or is too thin, you might require bone grafting prior to the dental implant surgery to ensure your bone is strong enough to support them. You also may need to eat soft foods while waiting for the bone grafts or dental implants to heal.
Various bone graft materials are used, such as bone from another location in your body or synthetic bone. It might take several months for the transplanted bone to grow and heal prior to implant placement.
Dental implants may last 25 years or longer if you care for them properly. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss once a day. Attend regular professional teeth cleaning appointments and consider a mouthguard if you grind or clench your teeth.
When you’re ready to find out if dental implants can restore your smile, call The Martin Dental Center for Oral Health and Aesthetics today or schedule a consultation online.