What Are Dental Implants?
For dental implants in Wake Forest, the dentists to see reside at Village Dental. Our caring, highly trained staff are experts at creating dental implants. Dental implants are both a permanent and appealing solution. Dental implants for our Wake Forest patients will fit, feel, and look like a natural tooth. Patients who have received dental implants report gaining a renewed confidence in life as they once again become comfortable with laughing, eating, and speaking in social and professional scenarios.
Dental implants are a great alternative to bridges because only one tooth needs to be replaced, not multiple. The dental implant process takes a couple months, allowing for the jawbone to form around the foundation screw that has been implanted. Once the implant has healed and is firmly in place, an abutment is placed over the top, and will serve as a base for the new tooth. The permanent restoration tooth is created to fit perfectly with the abutment. The dental lab creates the crown to precise specifications and it is then firmly sealed to the abutment. This creates an amazing looking permanent implant that blends seamlessly with your own teeth.
Why Dental Implants?
Dental implants have become a very popular option for those needing replacement teeth. The reasons for this popularity include the following:
- Implants last longer – Bridges and dentures do not provide support for the underlying bone structure in the jaw. Over time, the bone begins to dissolve where teeth are missing. Dental implants are imbedded directly into the jawbone and consequently protect the integrity of the bone structure.
- Implants are more comfortable – Bridges and dentures can feel bulky in the mouth. Since implants are implanted directly into the gums and jaw, most patients forget that they even have implants.
- Implants look more natural – Due to the material used for implants and the method in which they are implanted, most people cannot tell that you have dental implants. You can smile, eat, and speak with confidence!