When you have missing teeth or severely damaged teeth that need to be extracted, you don’t feel proud of your smile. You don’t have to suffer from a lack of confidence about your appearance, however. Dr. Alla Brown and her skilled staff at Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can restore your smile with dental implants.
Dental implants are replacement teeth that are affixed to your jaw with a titanium post. Because they are attached to your jaw, the dental implants look and feel just like your natural tooth. Unlike dentures or bridges, you don’t have to worry about damaging the implants by eating certain foods, your speech won’t be affected by the implants, and the implants won’t slide or become loose. Dental implants look and feel so natural that you may even forget that you have them.
The process of placing the implants begins with your consultation visit. During this visit, Dr. Brown will examine your teeth and take x-ray images of your jaw to make sure that it is strong enough to hold the implant. Then, on your next visit, she will implant the titanium post in your jaw. When the post is firmly implanted and your jaw has healed completely, Dr. Brown will place the crown, or false tooth, on the post. The process of having the implant placed takes time because of the healing process, but the results of dental implants can’t be matched by dentures, bridges, or other cosmetic dental procedures.
Once you have the implant placed, you will care for it just like your natural teeth by brushing and flossing regularly. Good oral hygiene is very important, not only for your overall oral health, but also for maintaining the dental implant. When cared for properly, many dental implants can last a lifetime.
If you have been hiding your smile because of missing or badly damaged teeth, Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can help. We can restore your smile to its former look with dental implants, as well as other cosmetic dental procedures. Call today to find out how Dr. Alla Brown and her skilled staff can help you.