Restore Your Beautiful Smile with Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and restore a beautiful smile. At Gentle Dental, our Doctors and Specialists are experts at restorative dental care and can design a treatment plan just for you. With competitive fees and payment options, we help make dental implants affordable. Schedule an appointment today for a FREE CONSULTATION to see if dental implants are right for you.

What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist, a gum specialist. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and effectively enhance or restore your smile. In addition to replacing missing teeth, implants can also provide a fixed solution to removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years.

Why should I consider Dental Implants?dental-implants
• To restore a confident smile.
• To restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
• To resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into a missing tooth space
• To restore or enhance facial tissues.
• To support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.

What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months. X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants, the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time. After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.

You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.