Dental implants are today’s best and permanent alternative to dentures and dental bridges. Dental implants can be custom made to match the rest of your smile and they come with the full functionality you’d expect from your teeth.
You might need a dental implant in case you lose a tooth as a result of injury, decay, or gum disease. The reason dental implants are often preferred over alternatives like bridges is that it doesn’t require any other neighboring teeth to be involved. This helps to avoid potential complications in your oral health care.
For a fully customized experience, you’ll want to make an appointment with Dr. McCoy or Dr. Helsel, who can go over an individualized plan. We’ll help you decide which options are the best for you.
The process for getting a dental implant is pretty simple and relatively painless. Then an artificial tooth root is inserted into your jawbone and as the bone heals, it secures the root. The next part is all about putting the implanted tooth in place. Once you’re done, you’ll have an implant that is completely indiscernible from your natural teeth. You can expect a complete recovery in as little as six weeks.