Dental technologies and techniques have come a long way, allowing the doctors at Dental Solutions of Mississippi to transform smiles like never before. One of the technologies we love to use for restorations are dental implants. With dental implants, not only do you get the gorgeous smile you deserve, you get permanent and sturdy replacement teeth that – if cared for properly – can last a lifetime.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically placed below the gumline. Once the gums have healed from surgery, permanent and natural looking replacement teeth that are crafted to your specifications are placed on the posts. Some people use implants to restore all of their missing teeth, while others prefer to use them to support other dental prosthesis.
What Are The Perks?
With dental implants, you get permanence and stability, so unlike dentures, there is no need for overnight soaking. Implants are cared for just like natural teeth; brush and floss daily and visit your dentist at least twice a year. The stability that implants provide allows you to eat and drink effortlessly. Do you enjoy corn on the cob? No problem. A nice crisp apple in the fall? Your implants can handle that, too. Best of all, implants look, feel, and function completely like real teeth, giving you something to smile about.
Am I a Candidate?
Candidates for dental implants must have sufficient bone in their jaw plus healthy gum tissue. Without these, additional procedures (such as bone grafting) may be required in order to prepare the mouth for implants. Patience is also required, as getting dental implants is not a same-day procedure. Your mouth will need time to heal between placing the posts and placing the replacement teeth.
To determine your candidacy, we will use our 3D Conebeam Imaging system to scan your mouth and jaws. Within seconds, we will have computer-generated images of your entire face to help us come up with a treatment plan.
If you are tired of your dentures or are just looking for a permanent and stable option to replace missing teeth, contact Dental Solutions of Mississippi to schedule an appointment. We have years of experience making people proud to flash those pearly whites.