Dental Implants for a Natural Smile
At Samaritan Dental Arts we offer the latest in advanced cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile. If you are someone who suffers from a missing tooth, a dental implant can help restore your smile’s natural balance. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that are surgically rooted into your jaw to hold the replacement tooth in place.
Benefits of Implants
Dental implants are custom-made to match your natural teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable. Unlike dentures or other prosthetics, they are permanent which makes them much more comfortable and easier to maintain. Implants are much more durable as well, and with proper maintenance they can last a lifetime. Dental implants are solidified within the mouth, allowing for easier oral hygiene and chewing, thanks to a stronger, better bonded tooth replacement.
About the Procedure
Preparing the Jaw
When you come to Samaritan Dental Arts to receive a dental implant, our expert cosmetic dentist, Dr. Alan Zabolian will begin by creating a hole in your jaw line where the root of the old tooth once was. This will create a hole that will be used to insert a titanium material screw which will hold the replacement tooth in place. Don’t worry, we will numb the area when this happens, so you won’t feel a thing.
Placing the Implant
Once the hole is wide enough, the screw is placed with a protective cap and the healing process can begin. This stage, allows your natural bone to reattach to the screw in order to lock-in the screw. This is a natural process known as osseointegration that can take anywhere from one to three months.
Attaching the Replacement Tooth or Teeth
Once this area is completely healed, the next step is to attach the replacement tooth on the screw. The replacement tooth is made to match your natural enamel color allowing for a completely natural appearance. This means that even if they know to look for a tooth replacement, others are unlikely to notice you’ve had this dental work done.
Why are Dental Implants Recommended?
Leaving an empty space between the teeth gives your teeth the ability to shift and move into that place. This process can misalign adjacent teeth and affect your overall smile by leaving gaps or crowding.
Bridges can aesthetically fill the void of the lost tooth; however in the process of attaching the bridge, nearby teeth must be filed down. This in turn can cause adjacent tooth decay, bacterial plaque accumulation, and even a future of the often-dreaded root canals. Even though we can handle this issue in-house, dental implants have the ability to fill the empty space without affecting or damaging nearby teeth, making dental implants the optimal choice. Dr. Zabolian and his staff are knowledgeable in cosmetic dentistry, and they use this expertise to insure you have a wonderful smile for years to come.
What Sets Apart Dental Implants from the Rest?
Dr. Zabolian, along with many other cosmetic dentists, turn to dental implants over other dental prosthetics, because the titanium root simulates that a natural tooth is standing in place of a gap in the smile. Dental bridges and dentures are temporary repairs and can be lost, whereas dental implants are permanent and never need to be removed or specially cleaned by expensive dental solutions. Also, the chance of tooth deterioration is avoided with a permanent tooth root instead of allowing a gap in teeth to cause further damage to your smile.
Consider Samaritan Dental Arts
An estimated 3 million people in the United States have at least one or more dental implants and with 63 percent of all American adults missing more than one tooth, dentists have had plenty of practice with this incredible technique.
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the expected number of people with dental implants is expected to become a billion-dollar industry worldwide, as many patients have decided to forgo dentures and other less-permanent prosthetic options.
Learn about Your Options with Dental Implants
If your smile is suffering because of a missing tooth, call Dr. Zabolian today. He is dedicated to providing superior service to all of his patients. Samaritan Dental Arts offers up-to-date cosmetic procedures so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Contact us today to find out if dental implants are the right choice for your smile.