If you have missing teeth but don’t want to deal with dentures, then dental implants just might be the perfect solution for you. For the most part, dental implants are also much stronger and more durable than natural teeth, meaning that implants are a very effective, permanent solution to the loss of teeth. Some patients even forget that their implants aren’t their normal teeth.
Implants are connected directly to your jawbone to help support a dental prosthesis. We use a process called osseointegration to cause the ceramics, titanium, and other components of your implant to bond with the bone in your jaw or skull. The implant will be firmly anchored into the bone and won’t budge, so your dental implants won’t just look like natural teeth, but act and feel just like them as well, since they are integrated into the bone like normal teeth. Implants can also be used to help support dentures in some situations, but implant dentistry is usually permanent. Your implants can be cleaned, treated, and repaired just like any other tooth.
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At Smile Dental Care, our friendly and courteous staff will provide you with dental implants that suit your exact needs, whatever they are. Expect the process to take anywhere from six to eight months, though the exact time depends on the specific case. Usually, implant dentistry won’t interfere significantly with your schedule, so you’re free to live your life as you please in the meantime.