Tooth loss is a serious issue that affects every single aspect of your life. When you lose your teeth, even just one or two, once simple tasks suddenly become much more difficult. The more teeth you lose, the more difficult they become. Your smile is affected, which can impact your confidence. Your healthy teeth may shift out of their natural positions, throwing off your bite and causing other issues. Replacing missing teeth is essential for restoring your oral health, your smile, and your quality of life. At the office of Joseph Dautremont, DDS, we offer dental implants for your tooth replacement needs.
What Are Implants?
Dental implants are the latest option available for replacing your missing teeth, providing an alternative to bridges and dentures. They are a unique treatment that involves three major components:
Types of Dental Implants
Dental implants are highly versatile and can be used to meet a variety of different tooth loss needs. They can replace any number of missing teeth, from one tooth to all teeth. In order to meet your specific needs, there are several different types of dental implants.
The Implant Procedure
Dental implants require a surgical procedure. We begin with a local anesthetic and sedation. Incisions are made in the gum tissue, providing us with access to your jawbone. We then drill holes into the bone, according to your treatment plan, and place the implants. The gums are sutured closed around the implants and temporary teeth are placed.
Healing from surgery can take up to several months, depending upon the number of implants you received. As you heal, we monitor your progress, making sure that the bone is properly fusing to the titanium rods. Once healing is complete, we begin the process of creating your permanent replacement teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Much like traditional methods of tooth replacement, dental implants restore the basic functions of your teeth, enabling you to bite, chew, and speak properly. They also provide you with a complete, beautiful smile. Along with these benefits, dental implants offer a whole host of other benefits, including:
Dental implants provide a permanent solution to tooth loss, restoring your oral health, the beauty of your smile, and your quality of life. Call the office of Joseph Dautremont, DDS at (818) 570-8525 today to schedule your consultation and find out if dental implants are right for you.