Your smile is an important part of who you are!
At Smiling Hills Dental, we provide multiple solutions for replacing missing teeth including fixed dental bridges, dentures, partial dentures, and dental implants.
We always provide valuable information about all your options so you can make a decision that works best for you. Many of our patients opt for tooth-replacement with dental implants because of their many benefits and reliability.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide a long-term solution to missing teeth that closely mimics your natural teeth. Additional benefits of dental implants include:
Bone retention – Since dental implants integrate with your natural bone, they help prevent bone resorption (bone loss) caused by tooth loss.
Unrestricted diet – Dental implants provide exceptional stability and allow you to eat all the foods you love.
Esthetics – Our custom dental implant crowns match your existing teeth, providing you with a seamless smile. No one will know you have a dental implant.
Stability for dentures and bridges – We can design a treatment plan that incorporates dental implants with other tooth replacement options such as fixed dental bridges and dentures, allowing you to replace multiple teeth affordably.
Bite preservation – Dental implants keep your remaining teeth from tilting and endangering the integrity of your bite.
Convenience – You can brush and floss your dental implant the same way you care for your natural teeth.
How Dental Implant Treatment Works
Dental implants require several steps for completion. We begin by determining if you have healthy and dense enough bone to provide stability for your dental implant by taking an x-ray and identifying the precise location for your implant. If you require additional treatments such as bone grafting or a sinus lift, we will discuss your options with you.
Next, a trusted oral surgeon will place your dental implant into your jawbone. While this sounds like a potentially painful experience, most patients experience only mild discomfort that is easily managed with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. Most patients recover quickly and say they wish they had done it sooner!
We wait for your dental implant to integrate with your natural bone. This process can take several months, but it is a necessary step to ensure a successful outcome. By allowing this healing time, the biocompatible titanium dental implant actually fuses with your jawbone.
Finally, we restore your dental implant with a custom dental crown. We match the shade, shape, and size of your tooth with your remaining teeth so it looks completely natural. We also ensure a good fit so chewing is comfortable.
Maintaining regular dental exams and cleanings, along with diligent home care, will help to protect and prolong the life of your dentistry and your natural teeth!
Contact Us to Learn More about Dental Implants
Our team is here to help!
If you have questions about dental implants or other tooth replacement options, we make it easy. Simply give our office a call and we will schedule an exam with Dr. Michael Alano. You will have plenty of time to ask questions and learn which treatment option will work best for you!