Are you missing one or more teeth? Is a gap in your mouth keeping you from sharing your smile? You are not alone. In fact, millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss every year. A missing tooth can be detrimental to both your oral health and your self-esteem. Dental implants can provide a solution that will restore your healthy smile and your confidence!
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that forms the foundation for a tooth replacement procedure. The special titanium alloy that most dental implants are made of is crafted to fuse directly to your jawbone in a process called “osseointegration.” This process creates a strong, healthy base that perfectly mimics a natural tooth root. When paired with one of our beautiful porcelain crowns, implant dentistry will restore your smile so that no one will know you were ever missing a tooth!
Benefits of Dental Implants
At Alaska Premier Dental Group, our patients love dental implants because they provide a durable, comprehensive and natural-looking solution to missing teeth. Tooth loss often leads to jaw deterioration. This deterioration can cause patients to suffer from sunken cheeks, difficulty eating, and other oral health issues. Implant dentistry is the only procedure that restores both the root and the crown of your tooth. With dental implants, you will be able to eat, speak and smile more comfortably while enjoying optimal oral health.
The Dental Implant Procedure
Our caring, well-trained doctors and staff are happy to provide the highest quality, most up-to-date dental implant technology.The procedure is relatively simple, and can usually be completed in about two visits.
- First, the doctor will prepare your gums for the implant.
- After the implant is in place, your mouth will be given time to heal and your jaw will begin to naturally fuse with the implant.
- Once the area is healed, the doctor will place an abutment and a beautiful, custom-made porcelain crown on top of the implant.
If you have any questions or think that implant dentistry is the solution is for you, contact us today! We would be thrilled to help restore your smile!