Dental implants offer a sturdy, reliable, and natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. Chris Martin, DDS, Judy Peng, DDS, and the team at Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon have more than 20 years of experience placing dental and mini implants, which can be ready to go in just one day. Call the office or use the online tool to get started today. We now have PIC dental system. Please click here to learn more.
Dental implants are titanium posts surgically implanted into your jawbone to replicate missing tooth roots. They serve as the foundation for a tooth-colored crown, a sturdy, functional prosthetic tooth.
Traditional implants require an adequate amount of bone in the jaw, to which the implant can fuse over several months. Implants are a highly effective replacement for missing teeth but take several visits and months to complete. Plus, you must have good oral health to be a candidate.
The Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon providers also offer mini dental implants, similar to regular dental implants but smaller. They work for people with less than optimal bone and can be placed in one appointment. You can eat the same day they are placed.
Dental implants replace one tooth or an entire row as implant-supported dentures.
Dental implants are a superior way to replace missing teeth. They behave just like natural teeth and can last a lifetime. They prevent bone loss in your jaw, which happens when you lose teeth. Lost bone changes your face shape and causes your remaining teeth to shift.
If you don’t replace missing teeth, you’re more prone to the trapped food and bacteria that lead to gum disease. Missing teeth can also affect your ability to eat certain foods and speak clearly.
Unlike dentures that slip and slide, implants stay put. They’re also easy to care for. You brush and floss them right along with your natural teeth.
Dental implants generally involve multiple appointments. You receive local anesthesia or intravenous sedation, so you don’t experience discomfort during surgery.
Your dentist makes a small incision in your gum line and places the titanium post. After 3-4 months, you return to have an abutment added to the implant. The crown is fixed on top of this abutment.
Surgery for a mini implant is much quicker. The implant is placed, and the crown is attached in one visit. You get a new tooth in one day.
If you have missing teeth and want to learn more about dental implants, contact Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon. Call the office today or use this website to request an appointment online.