Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
What are Dental Implants?
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Dental Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Why Dental Implants?
Once you learn about dental implants, you will finally realize there is a way to improve your life. When you lose teeth – whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years- chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself. Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.
There are several reasons why one would select dental implants over more traditional types of restorations. With implants you will not need to sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space. In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you are considering dental implants, you must undergo a thorough oral exam and your medical and dental history must be reviewed. If your mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving the outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you schedule an examination and health history consult in our office. During these consultation visits, Dr. Robins will address your specific needs and considerations. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
We will also discuss fees and insurance at this time. There are many types of insurance plans, and coverage for implants is varied. Although we are a non-participating provider, we will be happy to assist you in obtaining any benefits to which you may be entitled.