Lost teeth make eating difficult, which can cause general health to decline. Self-esteem may wane, as well. We want you to enjoy a fully functioning smile. For patients missing one or more teeth, implant dentistry may be the best solution.
Understanding Dental Implants
With posts made of biocompatible titanium, dental implants create permanent substitutes for missing teeth roots. Then, a denture or individual crowns complete the implants. Because of this root and crown structure, dental implants offer the most lifelike and lasting option in prosthetic dentistry. Patients who deal with slipping or loose dentures often turn to implants for a solid retention system.
Dr. Drake will place a metal post in each empty socket. The metal posts serve as the anchors for the prosthetic replacement teeth. Because dental implants require adequate bone mass and good overall dental health for successful placement, our implant dentist will evaluate your entire mouth to make sure you are a good candidate before starting treatment.
Your mouth will need to heal, during which time bone will to fuse with the dental implant posts. Dr. Drake will then attach your permanent restorations – crowns or a denture. Treat your implants like natural teeth by brushing and flossing regularly, as well as maintaining routine checkups in our office. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
Your Personal Invitation
From our team's inviting nature to the relaxing atmosphere in our reception area and all six operatories, the environment we've created here caters to patients of all ages. We enjoy treating the youngest smiles, as well as those that have been around for decades. Every patient will feel comfortable and confident in Dr. Drake's Harlingent dental office.