Missing permanent teeth is an oral health problem that can impact other areas of your life outside of just your mouth. Without a complete smile, you may feel your self-confidence dwindling, have a difficult time chewing your food, and notice that effectively brushing your teeth is a little harder. With dental implants, Dr. Upton and our team at Arrowhead Dentistry can rebuild your complete smile to mimic nature’s oral design.
Dental implants themselves are small, titanium posts that are surgically placed below the gumline to restore the missing root structure of the teeth. Because of the biocompatible material they’re made of, they’re able to mimic nature and fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This provides the dental implants with the exceptional strength and stability needed to anchor your restoration and restore your smile.
Here are some of the unique benefits you’ll be able to enjoy with dental implants:
Dental implants can replace any number of missing teeth, making them an excellent treatment option for countless patients. However, there are certain situations in which somebody might not be a good candidate for the procedure right away. That’s why the initial consultation and oral examination by Dr. Upton is so important. Depending on your unique tooth loss situation, our team will let you know how we can restore your smile with dental implants.
If you’re missing one tooth, we can place a dental implant below the gumline and into the jawbone. This will anchor a custom-crafted dental crown in place to fill the gap between your teeth, no alterations to your natural pearly-whites necessary.
For multiple missing teeth in a row, we’ll place two dental implants at either end of the gap in your smile. These will anchor a dental bridge in place and preserve the alignment of your surrounding teeth.
A full denture can be secured to anywhere from four to eight dental implants that are strategically placed along the gumline. These will provide your implant denture with a strong, unwavering foundation to be secured to.
The entire dental implant procedure is customized to fit each unique patient’s needs, which is why there’s no singular price tag attached to it. The cost will be based on how many dental implants you need to have placed, what type of restoration you require, and whether you need any preparatory procedures before your implant surgery can take place. During your consultation, we’ll walk you through your entire treatment plan, including details about the cost of each portion of the process.