Do you have missing teeth that make it difficult to chew and embarrassing to smile?
“Dental Implants” or “Implant Dentistry” can help you permanently fix your missing teeth and give you a complete “smile makeover” that will make you want to show off your smile again. Dental implants are permanent, strong and natural-looking and you will think you have your own teeth again!
Before and After Implant Dentistry
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How Dental Implants Work
Implant dentistry is a popular and painless way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants have two main components:
- The Implant – A small man-made “root” or “implant” that is placed in the jawbone,
- The Tooth – A custom-made tooth (or set of teeth) that is attached to the implant.
In the first phase, the dental implant is placed into the jawbone. This is a comfortable procedure and local anesthetics are all that is required to ensure that you’ll feel no pain.
After your dental implants are placed, a period of approximately 12 weeks is generally used to allow the bone and the implant to integrate. There is no sensation when an implant is present in your jaw. Your dental implants will become a completely accepted part of your body without danger of rejection.
After this period, the laboratory will make the custom tooth (or teeth) and Dr. Wilhite will affix them onto the implant. Once the new teeth are in place, you will have follow-up appointments with Dr. Wilhite as needed for any necessary refinements.
What are the Costs of Implant Dentistry?
Contact us today to set up your free consultation. We can discuss your goals and options for Dental Implants. Plus, we’ll talk about affordable financing and dental insurance options to make sure you get the dental care you need.