Are you missing teeth or in need of a tooth extraction? Well, the great news is that you have an option to regain your full smile. Dental implants are a great restoration option that will allow you to go back to living your life normally!
A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root that looks like a screw-like post. It is placed in your jawbone, stimulating it to prevent the bone from deteriorating, making it one of the best restorations you can choose for your teeth.
Getting a dental implant will typically take a few appointments. The first thing Dr. Diorio will do is check to make sure your jaw is healthy enough for a dental implant. If he thinks it can’t support one, you’ll have two options – bone grafting to transplant bone to your jaw or move on to a different type of restoration.
If you can receive an implant, you will undergo outpatient surgery to place it in the jawbone, which will be followed by securing a naturally colored crown on top. This will protect the implant while allowing you to return to your normal eating habits!
Dental implants will help restore your mouth so you can once again have a complete and beautiful smile, but that’s not the only benefit you’ll notice! Here are some others: