We want every patient to enjoy full and unrestricted use of their mouth. This means eating, drinking, talking, and singing without pain or struggle. For patients with missing teeth, dental implants are a restorative treatment that bring back full function of their mouth as well as filling out their smile.
A Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth
A missing tooth can cause issues eating and speaking. It can also detract from both your smile and confidence. Renken Dentistry offers patients a permanent solution to missing teeth with full size and mini size dental implants.
An implant is a titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone to act as a substitute tooth root. Once in place, a small portion of the post will show through the gum. This protruding titanium piece is the strong, durable anchor for the replacement tooth. The prosthetic tooth can be a crown, dentures, a bridge, or a partial. Full dental implants are preferred for healthy patients with plenty of bone, who need to replace one or more teeth with a crown, while mini dental implants are used for smaller than normal teeth and incisors, and are typically used as anchors for dentures.
Some patients might need additional procedures to prepare the mouth for a new implant. If a tooth has been missing for a long time, bone loss and other issues can occur, making implants more complex. A dental bone graft, sinus lift, or other dental surgery may be required in some cases before an implant procedure is feasible.
If you have missing teeth and are interested in dental implants, consult the experts at Renken Dentistry. An experienced dentist will be able to discuss your desired outcome, review your dental history, and lay out treatment options for you. There are several steps and options during the dental implant process, and a skilled dental professional will talk you through each consideration and cost to determine the right plan for you. Our patients can expect compassionate and personalized care that is a step beyond the traditional dentist office. We want our patients to have a happy and healthy smile, and work with you every step of the way to build and maintain oral health.
5 Things To Know Before You Get a Dental Implant
Here's what our doctor told his own cousin when he was trying to decide whether to get a dental implant overseas.