When you’re missing one or more natural teeth, Drs. Brian Lee and Katherine Lee can offer state-of-the art dental implants in Canton to fill in your grin. Implants replace the original roots of the teeth hidden under the gum tissue; once they’ve fused with the natural bone, they can secure and support crowns, bridges, and dentures that look and feel like your natural teeth. Contact our Canton location today to set up your first dental implant consultation.
As the only kind of treatment that can replace the entire tooth, we will often recommend dental implants to our patients so that they can enjoy several unique advantages over traditional restorations. In particular:
Implants can be used to replace any number of teeth; it’s just a matter of using the correct number of implants with the right kind of restoration.
Instead of using a traditional dental bridge (which would require filing down the healthy teeth next to the gap so that they can support the prosthetic), we can replace a single missing tooth with a dental implant and a crown. That way, your new tooth will be stronger and won’t cause you to lose healthy dental structure.
There’s no need to get an individual implant for each missing tooth when they can all be replaced at once by a bridge or a partial denture. We’ll use a conservative number of implant posts to support your restoration, which can be fixed or removable.
Traditional dentures might slip around if they become ill-fitting, but with just four to six implant posts, we can give your false teeth a solid foundation, making them much more stable and comfortable. You’ll also enjoy increased bite strength as well as a healthier jawbone that maintains its shape and density.
All our dentists are capable of performing every stage of the dental implant procedure right here at our Canton location. We won’t need to send you to a specialist clear across town for surgery; instead, we’ll stay with you throughout the entire process, from the placement of the implant posts to the attachment of the prosthetic teeth. Not only is this convenient, but you can also benefit from having a dental team you already know and trust to treat you at each stage.
Your dental implant treatment plan will need to be personalized depending on your needs, and as such the overall cost for the procedure is normally quite different for each patient; we can create a more specific estimate for you after examining your mouth. Remember that while implants may have a higher initial price than traditional restorations, they also don’t require as much maintenance and are far more durable, meaning in the long run they could actually save you thousands of dollars.
There are more options than ever to treat tooth loss; however, dental implants continue to be the patient-preferred solution. Although you’re ready to experience their benefits for yourself, it’s normal to have several questions. We’ll take the time to address your concerns during your initial consultation. In the meantime, here are the answers to a few common questions to help ease your apprehensions.
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, you might be a candidate for dental implants if you have good oral and general health. Besides discussing your medical and lifestyle history, we’ll also need to review a CT scan of your mouth to look for any issues that might be brewing beneath the surface, like infection or bone loss. Based on the results of your examination, we may recommend additional procedures before your placement surgery, like bone grafting or periodontal therapy.
A single unit implant is comprised of 3 parts, which replicate the entire tooth structure, including the root. A titanium post is surgically placed into the jawbone. An abutment is attached to the post to connect an all-ceramic restoration to the dental implant.
A dental implant can be used to replace any tooth, including the front teeth. You can smile confidently because your restoration will be made to match your teeth to blend in seamlessly. No one will know it isn’t your real tooth.
Bone grafting and dental implants often go hand-in-hand, but not everyone needs the additional procedure. We’ll evaluate the density of your jaw to determine if it can support your dental implant. If you’ve lost bone from infection or untreated tooth loss, you’ll likely need bone grafting to enhance the thickness of your jaw. Although it adds another step to your treatment, it’s necessary to ensure your new smile has the sturdy foundation it needs to thrive.
Dental implants are the most reliable solution to replace missing teeth. They have a nearly perfect success rate; however, they can fail. Generally, the risk of failure is less than 5%. Unfortunately, if your implant fails, you might need to have it removed. Quick care from your dentist can often prevent complete implant failure.
You can help protect your investment by maintaining your oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist at least twice a year. If you develop any concerning symptoms, like pain or a feeling the implant is loose, don’t wait to contact our office.
Rebuilding your smile will take several months because there are various steps involved. Although it might take longer than other treatments, it’s time well spent because you’ll enjoy a solution that can last for a lifetime. We will explain how long you can expect the process to take during your initial consultation.