Restore Your Smile, Your Confidence & Your Health with Dental Implants From The Art of Smile Dental!
Dental implants are small, titanium posts which are painlessly surgically inserted into the bone of the jaw to replace the roots of the missing natural teeth. The advantage of using titanium as the material for implants is that it is strong, non-toxic, and biologically compatible with the tissues of the mouth. Over time the bone tissue grows tightly around and eventually fuses with the implants, that now function as replacement roots, providing a stable foundation to which crowns, bridgework, and dentures can be affixed once the healing process is over.
Dental implants provide a stable foundation for replacement of missing or damaged teeth that look, feel and function like your own teeth. Implants are very versatile. If you are only missing one tooth, one implant anchoring a replacement tooth will provide a solution. If you are missing several teeth in a row, a few strategically placed implants can support a permanent bridge. Similarly, if you have lost all of your teeth, a full-mouth restoration can be achieved utilizing a strategic number of implants. In fact, dental implants are a great alternative to removable dentures or partials, because unlike dentures, they provide a fixed and permanent solution to missing teeth that looks and feels completely natural in the mouth.
Implants not only look, function and feel more like natural teeth than any tooth replacement, they also eliminate the need to compromise the health of the adjacent teeth. Contrary to conventional bridgework that requires the neighboring teeth to be filed to provide support for the bridge, dental restorations over implants allow the adjacent teeth to be left intact. This facilitates easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene and enhancing your long-term oral health. Furthermore, in some cases, implant restorations can also be less costly and longer-lasting than conventional bridges.
Once your dental implant restorations are completed, it is important to keep the area clean and infection-free. Dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar just as teeth can, and just like with your natural teeth, the better you take care of your restorations, the longer they will last. Good oral hygiene and a commitment to regular dental checkups and professional cleanings are critical to the long-term success of dental restorations over implants, and with good care they often last a lifetime. To discuss your dental implant treatment options or schedule an appointment at The Art of Smile Dental, call us today.