Dental Implants: The Best Way to Help Replace Missing Teeth
Tooth loss can not only detract from your appearance, it can also diminish your confidence and lead to oral health concerns. Dr. Caron and Dr. Kenney are dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality treatments, which is why they offer dental implants at their Tupelo, MS, practice. Widely regarded as the best form of tooth replacement, dental implants are small metal posts that serve as artificial tooth roots. We can explain the full benefits of this innovative treatment and evaluate your candidacy during a personal consultation. Contact our practice today to schedule an appointment and learn more.
Candidates for Dental Implants
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jaw. Once healed, implants can provide a lifetime of unparalleled support for dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. They can be used to help replace a single tooth, several teeth, or an entire row. In order to be a candidate for treatment, you should be in good oral and overall health. Furthermore, your jaw must be dense enough to support the implant posts. Drs. Caron or Kenney will evaluate your candidacy with the help of digital x-rays. If we find that your jaw is too weak to proceed with treatment, we may recommend a bone grafting procedure to help you qualify.
When compared to traditional restorative treatments, dental implants offer a range of unique advantages.
The Dental Implants Procedure
From start to finish, a dental implants treatment is a multi-step process. The first step is dental implants placement. After creating small incisions in your gum tissue, your doctor will carefully insert individual implant posts directly into your jaw. The number of implants being placed will depend on the type of restoration you will be supporting. The implants will be left to heal for four to six months. During this time, they will fuse directly with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. We can provide a temporary restoration for you to wear during this time. Once osseointegration is complete, you will return to our practice to have abutments placed over your implants, which are connector pieces. When the areas around the abutments have healed, we will attach your implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture firmly in place to instantly restore your smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
When compared to traditional restorative treatments, dental implants offer a range of unique advantages. By supporting your restoration with dental implants, you can eat, speak, and smile with the full confidence of knowing that it will never move out of position. Furthermore, you can continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods. Since implant-supported restorations sit directly against the gum line, they offer an exceptional level of comfort. Finally, dental implants offer a unique benefit to a patient’s oral health. After losing teeth, the surrounding area of the jaw will begin to shrink over time. Dental implants fuse with the jaw to function like artificial tooth roots, so they help to return stimulation to the area and halt this jawbone recession.
Schedule a Dental Implants Consultation
If you are missing teeth and would like to learn more about this innovative treatment, get in touch with a member of our practice today.