Dental Implants

Dental implants are often used to replace teeth that may have been lost as a result of a disease or an accident. In addition, dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or to support dentures. If dental implants are needed, your dentist will surgically place titanium posts into your upper or lower jaw (depending on the location of the tooth). The result, a permanent solution with a slip-free feel.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are often used to replace teeth that may have been lost as a result of a disease or an accident. In addition, dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or to support dentures. If dental implants are needed, your dentist will surgically place titanium posts into your upper or lower jaw (depending on the location of the tooth). The result, a permanent solution with a slip-free feel.

Reasons to Choose Dental Implants:

  • To replace missing tooth or teeth
  • Improve your smile
  • A permanent solution to uncomfortable full or partial dentures

Benefits of Dental Implants:

  • Your implants won’t slip or shift for a more natural feel compared to bridges or dentures
  • Dental implants will prevent your jawbone from shrinking as a result of missing teeth
  • When properly cared for dental implants can last a lifetime

How are Dental Implants Placed?

At Beck Pearce Dental, we offer several dental implant options to best serve your needs. Each dental implant procedure is unique, therefore, treatment could take a day, several months or somewhere in between, depending on your condition. We can help you decide which type of implant will best meet your needs.

The Three Steps of Implant Treatment:

  1. Placement of the Implant

Your dentist will use 3D X-rays to determine where the dental implant should be placed and then surgically place the implant into your jawbone. After the implant is inserted, you may experience swelling and/or tenderness that will diminish with time.

  1. Healing Process

As you recover, your jawbone will grow around the implant to hold it in place, this process is called osseointegration. Keep in mind, this process doesn’t take place overnight and can take several months.

  1. Placement of the Prosthesis

Your dentist will create a dental crown that is designed to resemble your existing teeth. Once the osseointegration process is complete and your mouth is healed, your dentist will securely attach the implant.

Remember, creating a replacement tooth takes time. As a result, your dentist may give you a temporary crown, bridge or denture to help you eat and speak, as your permanent prosthesis is being produced.

Talk to your dentist about dental implants to determine if the treatment is right for you.