Having a missing tooth or teeth can be embarrassment? It can also be physically painful. Have you noticed that you are wearing down your other teeth as they compensate for your missing teeth? You may be avoiding doing the things you love because you don’t feel comfortable going out in public.
It may be time to reclaim your life by getting your beautiful smile back. Dr. DeLong and his well-trained team are here to help.
Dental implants are a remarkable implant dentistry treatment that can give you back your smile.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a metal rod that is placed into your jawbone to replace your tooth root. It gives you a new tooth root that can then serve as a base for a dental crown. A dental implant plus a dental crown is like a new tooth to replace your missing tooth.
When the metal rod is placed into your jawbone, it fuses with the bone. This takes between 3-6 months. Once the healing is complete, your dental implant will be sturdy and healthy the rest of your life.
Besides replacing a missing tooth, dental implants can provide some other rather remarkable results to give you your smile back.
- Mini dental implant — Mini dental implants are the same as regular implants. They simply are created to fit in a smaller space, such as if you have a small mouth or if the space you need the implant in is smaller than an average size tooth would fit in.
- Dental implant supported denture — If you have missing teeth, even if it is all your teeth, having a dental implant supported denture apparatus can provide you with a very sturdy, permanent solution. With the dentures secured to the dental crowns that tops the dental implants, you can have a sturdy, attractive, functional set of dentures that don’t require adhesives to keep the dentures in place.
- Implant supported bridge — If you are missing a few teeth that are side by side, one option to repair you smile is to get an implant supported bridge. A dental implant supported bridge means you don’t have to get a bridge with as many teeth on it because the two teeth on either side of the bridge are dental implants. This gives you a much sturdier solution.
At Santa Clara Dentistry we are proud of offer long term solutions like dental bridges, to ensure your smile is ‘in it’ for the long haul. If you would like more information about dental bridges, please stop by or call us directly.