MISSING TOOTH REPLACEMENT

Are missing teeth causing you pain, discomfort, or embarrassment?

Dental implants can restore your smile if you have lost one or more permanent teeth. With state-of-the-art implant technology, we can embed an artificial tooth root and attach a dental crown to keep you smiling with a natural-looking, attractive tooth replacement.

WE PERFORM IMPLANT DENTISTRY PROCEDURES FROM START TO FINISH

Although many practices offer dental implants, you may not be able to get the full procedure done in the same place. Lakewood Dental Excellence handles the entire dental implant process from diagnosis to placement right in our office, so you don’t have to manage multiple appointments and procedures between multiple practices.

WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Dental implants consist of a small post, typically constructed from durable titanium, implanted into the gums to function as the tooth’s root. An abutment, or a connector, is then placed onto the implant, allowing a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture to fit on top to complete the process.

TEETH REPLACEMENT OPTIONS

Single Tooth Implants: A single post is placed in your jaw, and a custom crown is fashioned to blend right into your surrounding teeth.

Implant Bridges for Multiple Adjacent Teeth: Two posts are placed to support and secure a dental bridge designed to replace several teeth in a single row.

Denture Implants for Full Sets of Teeth: Implant-supported dentures can replace the teeth on your upper or lower jawline with evenly spaced implants that hold dentures in place.

Our practice puts your wellness and satisfaction first. At your consultation, we will determine how to implement the implant procedure for you with your optimal dental health in mind.

BENEFITS OF TOOTH IMPLANTS

Because we offer complete implant procedures in our practice, we can comprehensively address any issues you may experience due to missing teeth. The implant procedures at Lakewood Dental Excellence can help to:

Restore Confidence | Missing teeth impact the way you feel. With implants, you can enjoy a more uniform set of teeth that help you to laugh, talk, and carry yourself without dental insecurity weighing you down.

Prevent Infection and Disease | No matter how long a tooth has been missing, empty spaces in your bite are more susceptible to bacteria. Implants fill in the spaces that would be vulnerable to infection, protecting the soft tissues of your mouth.

Support Your Jawbone | Without a full set of teeth, your jawbone can begin to soften or deteriorate. Implants keep your jawbone healthy and strong by giving it support and stimulation to maintain optimal bone health.

Inhibit Tooth Shifting | In the absence of one or more teeth, the rest of your teeth will start to shift around in your jawbone to compensate for the gap. An implant procedure prevents these movement patterns, promoting even pressure and wear in your bite.

Strengthen Oral Health | Implants are made from durable titanium and porcelain materials, making them resistant to typical tooth decay, damage, discoloration, or other common dental health issues found in natural teeth.

THE DENTAL IMPLANT PROCESS

Depending on the treatment plan, the implantation process may look slightly different from patient to patient. However, dental implants follow a set of steps in every procedure.

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Diagnosis and Consultation: When you decide to look into dental implants for your smile, we begin with a consultation to perform an examination, collect imaging scans, and listen to your dental concerns and smile goals.

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Preparation: We work with you to establish a treatment plan best suits your needs. We make recommendations regarding the ideal implant type and set up any preparation procedures, such as a jaw bone graft or tooth extraction.

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Implantation: During surgery, we make sure you're as comfortable as possible using anesthetics. You should not feel any pain during the procedure. Implant rods and the abutment are placed to attach the crown later on.

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Healing: While you wait for the implant to integrate into your bone, you will wear a temporary crown for a few months. We schedule follow-up appointments after several weeks to give you time to recover.

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Restoration: After you're fully healed, we will place your brand new dental crown onto the abutment, completing the process and your smile.

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR IMPLANT DENTISTRY?

Whether implants are the right solution for you depends on your situation. Tooth implants are ideal for patients with one or more missing teeth and strong jawbones, and healthy gums. We perform a thorough examination to determine your candidacy, including the number of implants, type of treatment, and scope of the procedure.

COMPLETE YOUR SMILE AND BOOST YOUR WELL-BEING WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS

Don’t live with the struggle of missing teeth any longer! Call today to consult our trusted and experienced dentists about whether dental implants are right for you.

HOW MUCH DO DENTAL IMPLANTS COST?

Wondering if dental implants are right for your smile and budget? Dental implants are one of the most advanced tooth replacement options. They are an investment because they are high-quality and long-lasting.

This does make them somewhat costly, but getting an implant is often safer and cheaper than waiting for an infection or bite problem to occur because of your missing tooth. The sooner you can make an appointment for a consultation, the sooner you can avoid costly health issues down the road.

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