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All about Dental Implants

All about Dental Implants

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At Stone Creek Dental, years of practice have taught us that almost nothing can make a difference in one’s health, confidence, and overall quality of life as a healthy smile. Self-consciousness from missing or failing teeth can have a negative impact on your life. But we know there is a solution! We have witnessed countless individuals who once suffered from missing/failing teeth or ill-fitting dentures and are now enjoying all the foods they once loved that they thought were lost to them because they received dental implants. We have seen patients walk into our office feeling embarrassed by their smiles, only later to walk out beaming with the smile they’ve always wanted. Implants may be the solution you have been looking for, and we would love to help you to learn more.

There are many misconceptions about implants. Past experiences often cause anxiety about pain surrounding any procedure. We do our very best to make sure your experience is relaxing, comfortable, and as pain-free as possible from beginning to end. Many believe that getting dental implants will be a long-drawn-out process where they will go for weeks or even months without a fully functioning mouth. However, in most full arch cases, you can be in and out of the office on the same day with implants and a temporary smile. After the implants are healed, you return and get your permanent teeth. Some patients may even be under the impression that they aren’t a good candidate for dental implants because of personal situations, including age or health. Dental implants are a good option for almost everyone!

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So how will dental implants benefit their recipients?

A dental implant acts just like a natural tooth root, maintaining complete stability of the attached tooth or teeth and stimulating the surrounding bone so that the bone retains its volume. Dental implants can last a lifetime when properly placed and with proper care. They are often the most conservative tooth replacement option and can be a better option than complex dental work to try and save a tooth where the tooth is already highly compromised.

How do dental implants work?

They involve three parts. A titanium implant replaces the root portion of a missing natural tooth when performing the implant procedure. On top of that is placed an implant abutment. A replacement tooth or crown, which looks and functions exactly like your natural tooth, is then set to finish the process.

If you are considering implants, we have the perfect package for you! Stone Creek Dental offers a free consultation package.

You will receive:

1. Dental Exam

Our only goal is to help you, in a friendly, non-judgmental environment, ensure your oral health is the best it can be.

2. Cone Beam CT

This provides you with a comprehensive image of everything inside your mouth. Your comfort and ease are our highest priority.

3. An Expert Consultation on dental implants and more

Based on the exam and imaging results, we’ll let you know what’s going on inside your mouth and if there are opportunities for improvement.

4. Personalized Treatment Plan

Finally, we will provide you with a comprehensive step-by-step plan of action with all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your smile.

We hope this was helpful! If you have any questions, give us a call at (940) 891-0389.