Dental Implants at Scottsville Family Dentistry
At Scottsville Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of a healthy and complete smile. If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the ideal solution for you. Our team of dental professionals is committed to providing exceptional care and helping you achieve a smile that is both functional and beautiful.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a permanent and natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth. An implant consists of a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as an artificial tooth root. Once the implant has integrated with the bone, a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture is attached to the implant, restoring the appearance and function of your smile.
Dental implants offer several advantages over other tooth replacement options, including improved stability, durability, and preservation of bone health.
Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants may be an option for individuals who:
Have one or more missing teeth
Have sufficient bone density to support the implant
Have healthy gums and are free from periodontal disease
Are in good overall health and able to undergo minor oral surgery
The Dental Implant Process
The dental implant process typically involves several steps:
Consultation: During your initial consultation, our dentist will perform a comprehensive examination, take X-rays, and discuss your treatment options. If dental implants are recommended, a personalized treatment plan will be developed.
Implant Placement: The implant placement procedure involves surgically inserting the titanium post into the jawbone. This is done under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. After placement, the implant will need time to integrate with the bone, a process known as osseointegration.
Abutment and Restoration: Once osseointegration is complete, an abutment is attached to the implant. This serves as a connector between the implant and the final restoration. Impressions will be taken to create a custom crown, bridge, or denture that matches the appearance of your natural teeth.
Final Restoration: At your final visit, the custom restoration will be securely attached to the abutment, completing the dental implant process.
Caring for Your Dental Implants
Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Why Choose Scottsville Family Dentistry?
At Scottsville Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate dental care. Our experienced team uses state-of-the-art technology and techniques to ensure the highest quality treatment. We take the time to listen to your concerns and work with you to achieve your dental goals.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants or any of our other dental services, please contact us to schedule a consultation.
We look forward to helping you restore your smile and confidence.