Dental Implants Can Give You Back Your Confidence
If you’ve suffered from tooth loss due to tooth decay, gum disease, or injury, we can change your life using dental implants. Made to match and feel like your natural teeth, dental implants are replacement tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth.
Dental implant advantages include:
- Improved appearance
- Improved speech
- Improved comfort
- Easier eating
- Improved self-esteem
- Improved oral health
With a success rate of up to 98 percent, dental implants can last a lifetime with good care. At St. Bethlehem Dental Care, we will choose an individualized treatment plan just for you and your dental needs.
After the treatment plan is finalized, we will begin by placing the tooth root implant into the bone socket of the missing tooth. The jawbone will heal around the implanted metal post securely holding it in the jaw. This usually takes from six to 12 weeks to accomplish. An abutment, or small connector post, is attached to the tooth root implant to hold the new tooth in place.
The new tooth is made based on impressions of your teeth and a model of your bite. Once made, the crown is attached to the abutment creating a replacement tooth that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural teeth.
Very little discomfort is involved in this procedure with most patients reporting that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction. Mild soreness can occur after the dental implant.
You don’t have to take special care of dental implants either. Implants require the same care as your real teeth, including brushing, flossing, rinsing with mouthwash, and routine dental check-ups.
Missing teeth can crush self-esteem, confidence, and even the oral health of your mouth, so call St. Bethlehem Dental today to discuss the best option for you. We can complete your smile with dental implants.