Missing teeth can affect more than the beauty of your smile; they may also limit oral function. As a result, chewing and speaking may be impaired. Over time, even your self-confidence could be damaged. Dental implants offer a permanent solution that can provide abundant and diverse benefits. Whether you’re missing one, several, or all of your teeth, dental implants are designed to achieve superior results by mimicking the look and feel of your natural teeth. Dr. Nadja Horst, our experienced dentist, understands that your needs and goals are unique. She will customize a treatment plan that will optimize your outcome and restore your smile to its previous beauty and function—or even improve upon them.
Ready to rebuild your smile? Our caring, professional, and skilled dental team is ready to help. Contact our office today to learn more about dental implants, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Horst.
Benefits of Dental Implants
By choosing dental implants, you can enhance your smile in several ways. Our practice utilizes some of the most advanced techniques, materials, and technologies available to help ensure exceptional results and an unparalleled experience. In addition to replacing missing teeth, dental implant benefits typically include:
- Enhanced comfort
- No special or additional maintenance—simply brush and floss as usual
- Reduced wear to the gums
- Preservation of jawbone density and strength
- Improved bite alignment and function
- Aesthetically appealing results
Dental implants can reduce your risk for future dental complications, such as additional tooth loss or facial bone loss. Furthermore, your implants won’t slip or slide in your mouth, a common concern associated with impermanent or removable tooth replacement options.
What to Expect
Each dental implant is comprised of two parts: a titanium post and a porcelain dental crown. The post will be surgically implanted into your jawbone as a stable foundation for the natural-looking crown, which serves as the visible part of the tooth. During your initial consultation, Dr. Horst will discuss your desired outcome and examine your areas of concern to determine the best technique for your singular needs and goals. Adequate bone density is necessary for successful dental implantation, and she will inform you if this method or another treatment option will be best based on your evaluation.
Once the titanium post (or posts) are affixed, a temporary dental crown will be placed on your implant. Over the course of several months, the implant should gradually fuse to your natural bone. The implant can now acts as a natural tooth root. Once this process is complete, Dr. Horst will fit you with a custom-made permanent crown designed to offer the most comfortable, natural, and precise fit possible. Dental implants are designed to be so “true to life” you may forget any or all of your teeth are artificial. Furthermore, when placed with skill and properly cared for, dental implants can last for decades or, as is the case for many patients, for life.
Beautiful, healthy, and functional teeth can enhance your life in many ways. If you would like to learn more about how dental implants can restore missing teeth, contact us today. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to schedule a consultation or answer any questions you may have.