Dental implants are titanium posts that integrate with your natural bone to replace the root of a missing tooth. They are a long-term investment not only in terms of time and finances but also in terms of quality of life. Once the implant has integrated with your bone, Dr. Nick or Dr. Chelsea can place a natural looking artificial tooth on a dental implant.
Dental implants are the preferred option for replacing missing teeth for most of our patients. They provide the natural appearance and function of a single missing tooth, several missing teeth or even a full set of dentures.
At Beckett Dental Care, we are proud to use our in-house 3D Cone Beam scans to assist with the diagnosis and treatment planning in these cases. This cutting edge technology allows us to evaluate each patient’s unique dental anatomy and place implants in a guided and precise fashion, providing improved outcomes.
What are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Advantages of dental implants:
- They restore the natural appearance, feel and function of missing teeth
- The long-term success rate of dental implants is about 95%
- They function just like your natural teeth
- Little or no change to speech or chewing ability, unlike dentures
- No need to compromise adjacent teeth, unlike a dental bridge
- No bulky dentures to adjust to
- Implants prevent bone loss
If you are interested in dental implants, please call our office to schedule an exam with Dr. Grabarz. He will invite you to the office for an extensive and informational consultation. We will evaluate the health of your teeth, gum tissue and bone to help determine the most appropriate course of treatment.
What to Expect
Dental implant treatment process:
- There are several approaches that may be used in implant placement. Generally, dental implants consist of several phases:
- Diagnostics including a clinical exam and CBCT imaging
- Placement of the implant itself (unless bone grafting is required)
- Insertion of a post that will emerge through the patient’s gum tissue once the implant has healed (abutment)
- Seating of the final crown or prosthesis on the abutment portion of the implant.
Dental implants are comfortable, durable, more convenient than ever and allow our patients to eat, speak and smile again.