If you lose a tooth, it needs to be replaced otherwise, your teeth won’t look as attractive, and you won’t be able to chew your food properly. Your other teeth located near the gap may shift and become uneven, and you can even develop problems in your jawbone area as well. At Westlake Dental Center, we offer a variety of teeth replacement options, and for most of our patients, the best option is dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
A dental implant is a titanium screw that we secure through the gums and into the jawbone. It functions as the root of the replacement tooth. We will put a crown on top to replace your tooth, or we use the dental implant to secure your dentures in place.
Because the dental implant is screwed into your jawbone, it’s a fixed device. This means you no longer have to worry about accidentally dislodging your replacement teeth, which can sometimes happens with dentures. You don’t have to worry about sneezing, coughing, or laughing loudly in public.
Also, dental implants are much more comfortable and there’s no need for an adjustment period. You don’t have to spend time getting used to it, there’s no feeling of cramping in your mouth, and you won’t suffer from speech defects for any period of time.
Dental implants are also long-lasting, and in fact, they can last for the rest of your life. Dentures, on the other hand, are much more fragile, and they’ll need to be replaced every few years. Taking care of your dental implant is also much easier, since you can just clean through brushing and flossing.
What to Expect
If you’re missing a tooth, we will determine if dental implants are a possible solution for you. We’ll need to take a few X-rays of yur teeth to find out whether you have enough mass in your jawbone to support the insertion of the dental implant.
If dental implants are viable, the process begins. We will administer local anesthesia so that you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. But if you’re feeling uncomfortable at any point, we will use other sedation options to make you feel more at ease.
We will cut into your gums and then carefully insert the dental implant into your jawbone. We will then place a temporary crown in place before you leave our clinic.
When the dental implant has fused into your jawbone, we will put in a crown that we’ve carefully crafted to look and function like your natural tooth. When we’re done, you will have replacement teeth that feel natural, will function properly, and will definitely look great.
If you need tooth replacement, get in touch with Westlake Dental Center so we can check if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. Get our contact information right here on our website where you can find the phone numbers for our clinics and you can also use our website to send us a text message.
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