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If you have severely damaged or decayed teeth, you don’t need to get partials or dentures to restore your smile. Now, with the titanium dental implant, you can permanently replace your damaged tooth with a device that feels and looks completely natural.

How We Can Help

A dental implant is a highly effective treatment for those suffering from severe tooth decay or damage. Before beginning the procedure, there are a few factors you and your dentist will need to discuss to determine if dental implants are right for you. It is important that you are in good health before beginning treatment, and you should discuss any chronic illnesses—such as leukemia and diabetes—with your dentist beforehand. It is highly recommended that you do not use tobacco products when going through this treatment as it can impede your healing process. Finally, if your jaw structure is not strong enough to support the device, you may require additional surgeries in advance of receiving the implant.

Once you have been cleared for the procedure, your dentist will first remove the tooth, and replace it with a titanium screw that will be inserted directly into the gums. As this heals, the screw will gradually fuse with your jawbone, making it feel as sturdy and natural as a healthy tooth. Your dentist will then place a customized porcelain crown over the screw. This will allow it to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth—no one will ever even notice that you have a dental implant! This treatment takes anywhere from 6-12 weeks to complete. You may experience mild soreness, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

Why Dental Implants?

There are a number of reasons why our patients love their dental implants. Should you receive this treatment, you can expect to enjoy the following functional, restorative, and aesthetic improvements to your smile:

  • Restored Functionality – Decayed and damaged teeth can have a profound effect on your speech, chewing mechanisms, and bite alignment. By replacing these teeth with dental implants and restoring the structure of your teeth, you will also benefit the functional mechanisms of your mouth.
  • Improved Appearance – By replacing a damaged tooth with a dental implant, you can completely renew your smile. Covered with a customized crown, dental implants blend in flawlessly with the rest of your smile. It will look and feel completely natural!
  • Long-Lasting Results – Dental implants do not require any special care in order to last you a lifetime. These devices boast a 98 percent success rate—simply maintain a proper dental hygiene routine and they will stay firmly in place forever!

Overall, dental implants will greatly improve your quality of life. With these devices, you’ll never have to worry about biting into certain foods or the appearance of your smile. They look and feel great—and you will too!

If you would like to learn more about how dental implants could be of benefit to you, simply call Downtown Dental today to set up a consultation.