Dental Implants offer the patient a way to replace missing teeth without a denture or partial. Implants are tiny titanium posts placed into the jaw bone, they effectively replace the root of the tooth and allow for a full replacement tooth to be affixed to the implant. Dental implant technology can help preserve jaw bone strength while giving more comfort and a natural-looking smile.
Usually, the dental implant process has three steps:
- The implant is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. This is a relatively painless process as there are no nerve endings in the jaw bone.
- Over a period of time, the jaw bone actually heals painlessly around the implant to hold it strongly in place.
- A customized tooth, designed with the right size, shape, and color to blend in with other teeth, is placed on the implant.
Visit BMC Family Dentistry to discover whether dental implants can replace your missing teeth, overcome existing denture problems, and rediscover comfort and confidence when eating, speaking and smiling!
It is often difficult to get a good fit with traditional dentures due to bone loss or shape of the mouth. Implant-supported dentures provide the stability needed to have great fitting dentures long term. Dr. Nisbeth will first surgically place special implants into the jaw bone. Once healing is complete, the denture is fastened into place using tiny “snaps” that allow the denture to attach to the implants in the jaw.
Implant supported dentures are a more stable alternative to traditional dentures, be sure to ask Dr. Nisbeth about implant-supported dentures during your next visit!