Considering Dental Implants?
At Sanchez Dental, we specialize in transformative cosmetic dentistry. When a patient comes to us with a problem like missing teeth, we work to find the ideal solution for that individual’s unique situation – and in some cases, dental implants are the perfect choice.
What Are Dental Implants?
An implant is a false tooth that has a root, just like a real tooth. During the dental implant procedure, a small titanium rod will be planted in the jaw bone, taking the place of the missing tooth’s natural root. This will be allowed to heal before the false tooth is affixed to it.
The result is a replacement tooth that’s permanently anchored to your jaw in exactly the same way as a natural tooth would be. You will be able to chew and talk normally, and no one would know from looking at it that the implant was false.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Implants are a great solution for missing teeth because:
- They are permanently anchored in your jaw and look and function just like real teeth.
- There is no need to remove enamel from surrounding teeth as you would with a bridge.
- There is no adhesive or special cleaning required to maintain dental implants; you brush them just as you would your regular teeth.
- With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
Of course, not every patient is an ideal candidate for a dental implant procedure. Every person is unique, and your needs and budget might mean that you’d be a better candidate for something else – like bridges or dentures.
The best way to determine whether dental implants are right for you is to speak with Dr. Greg or Dr. Gary Sanchez. You can call Sanchez Dental Associates to arrange for a free consultation. We’ll talk to you about your unique situation and figure out the best way to take care of your smile.