Dental Implants: Finally! A Comfortable Solution to Tooth Loss
Are you missing a tooth or two? Maybe you’re currently in dentures and aren’t quite satisfied. Dental implants provide a result that is functional, attractive, and permanent. It’s the next best thing to natural teeth. Homestead Dental, your local Centennial implant dentist can help.
What is a dental implant?
- Planning: Before anything done Dr. O’Neill and Dr. Schope will verify that you are a good candidate for implants. An ideal candidate is someone with good general health, healthy gums, and a strong jaw bone to support the implant. If you’re not an ideal candidate, you may still qualify. Call us today to find out!The implant consists of several steps.
- Placing the implant: We carefully place the implant in your jaw. Our goal during this step is to give the implant a solid achor in the jaw, while paying careful attention to gums and neighboring teeth. Healthy gums provide blood flow to the new implant, which helps the implant to heal quickly.
- Healing time: After the implant is placed, we give it time to integrate with your jaw. That’s right, integrate. A process called osseointegration takes over and bone grows around the implant site. This phenomenon is what gives implants their strength. During this time we may place a temporary crown until the process is complete.
- Placing the prosthetic: Finally we place the prosthetic or crown, and attach it to the implant. This method can be used to support one tooth, or several implants can be used to support a bridge implant.
Our goal is to provide a permanent solution to tooth loss. Dental implants are an option that let you smile, speak, and eat naturally. Call us today to schedule your appointment.