Whether you’re missing a tooth due to injury, dental decay, or gum disease, don’t let that stop you from achieving the smile you’ve always wanted. Missing one or more natural teeth can make it difficult for you to chew food properly and make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Biologically, missing teeth can also cause your jaw bone to shrink as well as your surrounding teeth to shift and tip. Dental implants have been the gold standard for replacing missing teeth for the past several decades. The best part is implants look and function just like your natural teeth.
Think of a dental implant as an artificial tooth root made of titanium or ceramic that fuses with the surrounding jaw bone. This fusion is what makes implants feel so natural. A custom-matched crown is attached to the implant with a special connector called an abutment. With the implant, abutment, and crown in place, you’ll be able to eat, speak, and smile with confidence!
There are a wide number of reasons why you might need a dental implant. You may have lost some of your teeth or damaged your teeth due to severe dental issues such as gum disease. Or, you could have knocked one or two out in an accident. Either way, it’s quite possible that a new dental implant is the right choice for you. Dental implants are becoming the standard procedure to fix this type of issue and are highly popular because they are a more effective long term solution compared to dentures, bridges, and crowns.
At Sloan Creek Dental, your dental health and comfort of our patients are of utmost importance. Instead of using generic brand dental implants, we use implants from name brand companies such as Straumann and Nobel Biocare. These reputable Swiss manufacturers are at the forefront of implant technology and offer the most well-researched products in the field.
We also want you to be comfortable during this process where we offer the following:
Neck and or knee pillows
Music of your choosing