About Dental Implants
Are you missing teeth and want to get your full smile back? Are your dentures not fitting properly? Do people have a hard time understanding what you are saying? Let Fifth Avenue Dental help you out with Dental Implants. Dental implants are the most effective way of replacing one or more missing teeth in your mouth.
A missing tooth is more than just an aesthetic concern. It can cause future issues with tooth alignment, jaw strength and overall oral health. Implants are anchors which ensure that the prosthetic teeth are firm on your jaw bone, and therefore the roots of the prosthetic teeth. If you fear surgeries, do not worry. This procedure is not as intrusive as you may think.
The first step is a consultation with your dentist to see if you're a candidate for dental implants. Once it's determined that you are, the next step is to have a small titanium screw placed into your jawbone where the implant will go. This part of the surgery is usually done under local anesthesia and takes about an hour. You'll then be given time to heal before having the second surgery to place the abutment, which connects the implant to the prosthetic tooth (or teeth). This surgery is also usually done under local anesthesia and takes about an hour. After a few weeks of healing, you'll return to have your new teeth fitted!
Dental implants are the most effective way to replace missing teeth because they:
-Are strong and durable
-Look and feel like natural teeth
-Allow you to eat and speak normally
-Are easy to care for
-Give you confidence in your smile again
If you or a family member are thinking about getting implants, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We will make you want to show your teeth off again!