The Many Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are an excellent investment for your oral health. Here’s why:
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth.
Dental implants’ primary benefits are that they look and feel like natural teeth. We design them to fuse with the bone in your jaw, making them a permanent fixture in your mouth. This means you can chew, speak, and smile confidently, as they function like natural teeth.
Improved oral health.
By filling in gaps caused by missing teeth, dental implants can help prevent other oral health issues. Empty spaces in your mouth cause remaining teeth to shift and can lead to jawbone deterioration. Dental implants can prevent these issues by supporting adjacent teeth and promoting bone growth, improving oral health.
Dental implants are a long-term solution to tooth loss and can last many years. With proper care, they can last a lifetime, which makes them an excellent investment for your oral health.
Convenience and comfort.
Our dentures in Alamogordo, New Mexico, offer an excellent restorative dentistry option. However, dental implants provide a more stable, fixed solution than dentures. And implants don’t require any special cleaning or adhesives. You simply need to brush and floss them like your natural teeth. They also don’t require any adjustments, making them much more convenient and comfortable than other tooth replacement options.
Improved self-esteem and confidence.
Dental implants can help restore your smile to its natural beauty. By replacing missing or damaged teeth, you will no longer feel self-conscious about your appearance and can confidently enjoy social situations.
What Are the Steps?
If you are considering getting dental implants, you may be curious about the steps involved in the placement process. We understand that getting dental implants is a significant decision, and we want to help you know what to expect. We can take you through the entire process to give you an idea of what to anticipate.
The first step in getting dental implants is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Albiston. During your initial appointment, he and the team will examine your teeth and gums to determine if dental implants are the right option for you. We will also discuss your medical history and address any concerns or questions you may have regarding the procedure.
Before placing dental implants, we can extract any damaged or decayed teeth as necessary. This step may not be required if you have already lost a tooth. However, if you still have the damaged tooth, we should remove it before proceeding with the implant process.
The implant placement process requires a minor form of oral surgery. We will create an incision in your gum and drill a hole into the jawbone where you want the implant placed. Then, we will insert the implant post into the hole and close the incision with stitches.
Healing and Integration:
After the implant placement, your jawbone will need time to heal and integrate with the implant. This process is called osseointegration and usually takes several months. During this time, we recommend you follow a special diet and avoid putting too much pressure on the implant.
Once the implant fully integrates into the jawbone, we will attach an abutment to the post. Then, we will attach a crown or bridge to the abutment, creating a natural-looking prosthetic tooth or set of teeth.
Quality Dental Implants in Alamogordo, NM
Dental implants at Sky View Dental are an excellent investment in oral health. Not only do they look and function like natural teeth, but they can also improve your overall oral health, convenience, and confidence.
If you are considering dental implants, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert S. Albiston. Our experienced team is here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile for life. In addition to our restorative dentistry, we also offer general & family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and more.