Have you been told that you need to have one or more teeth extracted? Has an accident resulted in dislodged teeth? Are you missing one or more teeth in your smile? At Oldham County Family Dentistry we are happy to offer dental implants in Prospect for our patients that are interested in restoring their smiles and replacing their missing teeth. Dental implants have recently become very popular for replacing missing teeth due to the fact they are secure, permanent and the closest thing you can get to a real tooth after you have lost it. Not sure if dental implants near you are a good choice? Feel free to schedule a consultation with us, we would be happy to determine if implant dentistry is right for you.
Although the first titanium dental implant was placed in 1965, it wasn’t until the last decade or so that they become one of the most popular tooth replacement options. Dental implants are a restorative, surgical dental procedure that actually involves multiple steps and parts. The implant itself is actually a titanium post which is surgically attached to the jawbone. Once healed, the abutment is attached to the portion of the dental implant that is still visible. The prosthetic restoration is then attached to the abutment, ensuring that it is secured. The prosthetic restoration for dental implants can vary depending upon different factors, dental crowns, dental bridges, partials and even dentures are used. Crowns are often used when replacing one or two teeth, for those interested in replacing more or even all of their teeth in a row may select a bridge, partial or denture.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that replaces the whole tooth, including the root. Due to the fact the root is replaced with a titanium post, they are more secure and actually bond with the patient’s bone. Dental implants also require no adhesives and involve no dietary restrictions, enjoy any of your favorite foods.
Interested in dental implants or a mini implant to restore your smile? Schedule an appointment with oldhamcountyfamilydentistry.com