Dental Implant Basics

EVERY DAY ADULTS EXPERIENCE WEAR AND TEAR, TRAUMA OR DISEASE that leads to permanent tooth loss. Regardless of the level of tooth loss, oral discomfort and a lack of confidence are the common results. Of course, permanent tooth loss is something Drs. Barber and Lee always do their best to prevent. However, when this isn’t possible, there is still good news. With today’s dental advancements there are beautiful and highly functional solutions.

Implant dentistry is not new, although from its original origins in the 50’s it has come a long way. Initial discoveries came when scientists learned how bones can fuse with titanium, making natural bone support possible. Today, Rivercrest Family Dental uses this original discovery to copy the root and tooth system that your mouth naturally has.

Implants are first placed within the gum line. After placement, they are given 3–6 months healing time to ensure complete and proper fusion. When the implants are healed, the custom crown, bridge, or dentures can be placed. After this placement (unlike traditional dentures or bridges) the solution is much stronger and long lasting, giving you the confident smile you desire.

As with most dental procedures, dental implants start with a consultation at our office to help with any questions and allow our dentists the chance to create a custom-tailored plan that best meets your needs.

Here is a simple illustration of how dental implants work:

To learn more about how implant dentistry corrects and enhances smiles, schedule an appointment to visit with us.

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