DENTAL IMPLANTS: AN OVERVIEW
If you are looking for a permanent, reliable solution to missing teeth, look no further than Dr. Huckin’s dental implants. Our dental implants offer the most natural-looking option for replacing teeth and permanently securing a beautiful smile.
A dental implant is a custom-made tooth that is surgically placed into your jawbone. They look, feel and function like natural teeth and require no special care beyond your usual dental hygiene habits. Dental implants can also be recommended to our patients pursuing full or partial dentures to allow for less slippage of the oral appliance. Whether you’re looking to replace a tooth or a set of teeth, Dr. Huckin is here to provide his professional advice on how to proceed accordingly.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?
With several options for tooth replacement, we understand that some of our patients will be curious to know the benefits of having a prosthetic tooth surgically implanted. Dental implants are worth considering because they offer many advantages over other missing teeth treatment options. Often, patients find that dental implants meet their long-term dental needs and goals.
Some advantages to dental implants include:
- Permanent, reliable result
- Reduces bone loss in the jaw
- Natural aesthetic, tooth-like appearance
- No daily adhesives for dentures or partials
- Allows for comfortable speech and eating
- No lifestyle adjustments needed
DENTAL IMPLANTS: WHAT TO EXPECT
To mimic the natural structure of your real teeth, dental implants are designed with three parts. An implant post, which is made of surgical grade titanium, will need to be surgically placed into your jaw bone. Your jaw will then need to heal for 3-6months to ensure that it is integrated into your bone before the next phase. This post is what allows your dental implant to give you the durability that you desire, so it’s important to be patient during the healing process.
After the healing process is complete, an abutment is attached to the post An abutment is used to attach the prosthetic tooth to the implant post. A short healing period is required between the abutment placement and the dental crown placement to ensure long-term dental health. Once complete, your crown will function like a regular tooth and blend in seamlessly with your smile.
Most of our patients experience some form of dental anxiety over the surgical portion of dental implants. If this is the case for you, know that Dr. Huckin is prepared to help. Local anesthetics are used to ensure that any discomfort is limited. Dr. Huckin will discuss an after-care plan with you prior to the surgery to ensure that you are prepared and well-informed on the process.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
We understand that you may have questions or concerns regarding the dental implant process. Our office is here to answer any of your questions. If you would like to know your options for tooth replacement, set up a consultation with Dr. Huckin so that our team may review your needs and help you find the solution for your smile.