A great alternative to dentures, dental implants can restore your smile with a tooth that both looks and feels natural.
Regardless of why the tooth was lost, decay, gum disease, injury, congenital defects, or any other reason, dental implants make it possible for you to get your natural-looking smile back. A superior alternative to bridges and other removable products, dental implants provide a longer-lasting and durable replacement to missing teeth because they are custom designed for you as a permanent part of the mouth.
Categorized as a form of cosmetic dentistry, dental implants provide you with the strength and stability required to eat all the foods you love, without struggling to chew. Additionally, dental implants stimulate and maintain jaw bone, preventing bone loss and helping to maintain facial features.
To determine if implants are right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Patty. She can thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to evaluate bone density and quantity. This may involve X-rays and computer tomography scans (CT scans) to ensure there is sufficient bone structure for placing the implant(s), and to determine exactly where the implant should be placed.
Based on the condition of oral tissues, oral hygiene and personal habits, and commitment to follow aftercare instructions, Dr. Patty will advise you of the most appropriate dental implant treatment plan.