COLEMAN COUNTY DENTAL CENTER
For patients who are dealing with lost or decayed teeth, dental implants can help improve their smiles. Dental implants will allow you to eat, talk and laugh again without worry. Coleman County Dental Center can give you a variety of options when it comes to dental restoration. We can stabilize your dentures or replace your missing teeth using state-of-the-art products and procedures.
Dental implants are seen as the best comprehensive solution to one or several missing teeth. An implant is a synthetic tooth root which is made of titanium alloy and is securely anchored to the jaw to serve as the root for a dental crown. The dental crown or tooth can either be attached permanently or removable. The permanent option feels more like natural teeth and provides additional stability. With dental implants, the surrounding teeth are left untouched. Dental implants have a very high success rate and typically last up to 20 years.
The placement of dental implants often involves two procedures. The first procedure is to place the implant within the jawbone and allow it to heal by gradually bonding with the jawbone. Generally, the healing process can take up to 3-4 months but varies from person to person. During this time, you will be able to wear temporary dentures and eat soft foods.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second procedure begins. This involves creating the new tooth and connecting the posts, attachments and any new teeth to the implant. The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Dental implants can: stop your teeth from shifting into an empty space in your mouth that may be there from any lost teeth. The surrounding teeth of the area with the gap will eventually try to move and fill that empty space. An implant is an option to help keep your teeth both properly spaced. They can also help maintain your appearance by preventing your face from looking sunken in due to jaw deterioration from missing teeth.
Not everyone qualifies as a candidate for dental implants. Tooth loss from dental conditions such as periodontal disease can cause the jaw bone to weaken, lessening the possibility of the jaw being able to support a dental implant.
Another reason a patient may not be a good candidate for implants is due to taking certain medications. These include bone density medications, certain types of antidepressants and specific classes of stomach medications. A detailed pharmacological history is one of several factors to be considered when deciding if implants are right for you.
The ideal candidate for dental implants is a non-smoker with good oral health, including a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw, and healthy gums with no sign of gum disease.
We will listen carefully to your concerns so that we can recommend appropriate treatment options that fit your goals and budget. Dental implants have evolved over the years, and we want to show you how to make the most of today's technology.
If you are considering undergoing dental implants, visit Coleman County Dental Center today to find out how this procedure can benefit you.
Serving residents throughout Coleman and the surrounding areas, we are committed to providing our patients with ongoing education about their oral health, and work hard to maintain a calm and relaxing environment. Give our office a call today to set up a free initial consultation.