Dental Implants in Lone Grove and Ardmore
It’s everyone’s goal to have a smile that lasts forever, but special circumstances can lead to one or more teeth being missing. Whether through dental trauma, poor oral hygiene, or genetics, you may not be able to maintain your ideal smile.
If you are missing teeth, you don’t have to tolerate a smile with gaps. There are plenty of treatment options available that can help restore your smile. One of the most durable treatment options is dental implants, which provides a long-term solution to tooth loss.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are composed of titanium cylinders that are surgically placed into the jawbone. A connecting abutment attaches to the implant cylinder and extends above the gum line. The abutment is covered with a ceramic crown, and together, these components create full replacements for natural teeth.
The implant itself is designed to replicate the roots of a natural tooth while the crown mimics the structure and durability of your tooth enamel. Depending on your particular needs, you may benefit from a single dental implant or multiple.
The number of implants you receive will depend on the number of teeth you are missing. It’s possible to replace a single tooth as well as an entire dental arch with implants. Drs. Weaver place and restore dental implants. They work closely with a dental laboratory technician to fabricate your custom restorations on site.
|Implants as a replacement for one tooth.
|Implants as a replacement of several teeth.
|Implants as a replacement of all teeth with a non-removable bridge.
|Implant solutions for denture wearers.
Implants can also be used to support full dentures.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Although dental implants are one of the most popular restorative procedures available, they are not always for everyone. A consultation at Dental Care Center will help you determine whether implants are the right choice.
A big factor in determining whether dental implants are the best option for you is if your jawbone is strong enough to maintain an implant. If you’ve been missing teeth for a long time, it’s possible that your jawbone has begun to atrophy, making it difficult to sustain implants.
During the initial examination, Drs. Weaver will check the amount and density of your jawbone. If the bone is insufficient, you may need to undergo a preparatory procedure, such as bone grafting, before receiving implants. While bone grafting may add some time to your treatment plan, it will optimize the likelihood that your implants last a lifetime.
In addition to checking your jawbone, Drs. Weaver will also review your medical history and make sure you are healthy enough to undergo oral surgery. You’ll have the option of receiving nitrous oxide sedation or IV sedation so that you remain comfortable. But before any procedure, Drs. Weaver will walk you through each aspect of your treatment plan so that you know exactly what to expect.
Call Today to Learn More!
If you would like more information about dental implants, or to find out whether dental implants are right for you, contact Dental Care Center
and schedule your consultation today!