Are you ready to find out if dental implants could be your tooth loss solution?
Tooth loss can be a stressful situation to deal with. Fortunately, your Easton dentist Dr. Kristine Houck Morris is here to make the problem easier to handle. With all our treatment options, you will have your pick when it comes to the tooth replacement option that is right for you. Find out why so many people are turning to dental implants to treat their tooth loss.
What are they?
These revolutionary titanium fixtures may not look like much, but they are pretty amazing. After all, no other restoration can actually replace the role of your tooth roots. This restoration also provides a strong foundation to hold a dental crown or other artificial tooth replacement like bridges or dentures.
How are dental implants placed?
Our Easton restorative dentist will start by placing the implant into the jawbone where the missing tooth used to be. This surgical procedure is performed under local anesthesia, so the treated area will be completely numb the whole time.
Once the surgery is complete and the gums are stitched up the mouth will be given time to heal. Over the course of several weeks, the bone and tissue will grow around the implant to become one unit. Now the implant is a permanent part of your jawbone and is ready to hold a dental crown. Multiple implants can also be placed along the jawbone to replace several missing teeth.
Is my smile right for dental implants?
If you are missing one or more permanent teeth then it’s possible that this treatment could help you. While issues such as lack of jawbone might have made it impossible to get dental implants in the past, with treatment options like bone grafting now available just about anyone with an otherwise healthy smile can get implants.
Good candidates for dental implants include:
- Those with good oral health
- Those who don’t have untreated gum disease or decay
- Those who are in good physical health
- Those who are not undergoing chemotherapy
- Those who have a strong, healthy immune system
- Adults who are non-smokers and not pregnant
Don’t let tooth loss affect your oral health. It’s time to find out if dental implants are right for you. Call our Easton, MD dental office today to schedule your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Morris right away.