Dental implants are a popular choice for replacing missing teeth, and for good reason. Many patients believe dental implants mimic the look and feel of natural teeth better than other dental restorations. If you’re tired of covering your mouth when you laugh or often think twice about eating certain foods, please schedule a consultation with our team. Our durable Zimmer dental implants may be the perfect option to complete your smile!CONTACT US
Dental implants offer many benefits for patients who choose to utilize them, including:
- Look, Feel, and Function Similarly to Natural Teeth
- Extremely Durable; Can Last for Decades
- No Special Care Required
- No Food Restrictions
- Help Maintain the Natural Shape of the Face
- Promote Jawbone Health
A small incision must be made in the gums so the jawbone can be accessed. Next, a hole is created in the bone, the implant is placed, and the gums are replaced around the implant. A very important process called osseointegration will take place, which is when the implant fuses with the jawbone. After the healing process is complete, the custom implant crown can be designed, created, and placed, and then the patient is free to enjoy their new smile!
None of these treatments are objectively better or worse than the others; they are simply used for different reasons. Crowns are placed over natural teeth to protect and support them, while dental bridges and partial dentures are less invasive tooth-replacement methods for patients who can’t receive or don’t want implants. Implants tend to work well for patients who want to undergo the implant process to receive a stable, long-lasting dental restoration.
Patients who can use implants to replace their missing teeth should be in general good health and have healthy gums and enough healthy jawbone tissue to support an implant. Patients who have heart conditions, diabetes, and other autoimmune disorders are not always good candidates, and patients should either be nonsmokers or be willing to quit smoking for several months.
Our team can review your lifestyle, medical history, budget, preferences, and needs to determine if dental implants are the right choice for you. Schedule a consultation with our team and get started on your journey to a complete smile today!