Dental implants, the most advanced type of dental restoration available today, are an excellent choice for replacing missing teeth. They’re also s wonderful way to replace an existing removable dental appliance you have, such as a removable bridge or dentures. At MK Dental, we are highly skilled and experienced in placing our Forrest Hills dental implants. The success rate of the process is approximately 98%, so call us today and let’s find out if you’re a good candidate for them.
Missing teeth can be unsightly, particularly if they’re in the front of your mouth where the space can be seen every time you talk, smile, laugh, or eat. But that empty space where a tooth used to be also makes the rest of your teeth prone to shifting. The result can be discomfort, misaligned jaws, and a bite that’s off. This is where our Forrest Hills dental plants come in. But if you have already gotten a removable dental restoration and you’re not happy with it, we can replace it with dental implants. We proceed as we would if you had not restoration at all. First, you will get an exam to ensure that your gums are in good enough health to get implants and also that your jaw bone is sufficiently strong to hold them. Beyond that, the only qualifications that have to be considered are certain personal habits, like smoking, along with having diseases such as diabetes. If your jaw bone is not judged to be adequately strong, bone grafting is available and this will allow you to benefit from dental implants regardless.
There is a period of a few months during which the jaw bone grows around the implant and causes it to fuse. This makes for a sturdy and durable restoration. At that time, the crown, which looks and feels like a natural tooth, is cemented on top for a permanent replacement. You’ll find that unlike your removable appliance, our Forrest Hills dental implants will not cause you to feel unsure when you speak or chew. Yes, dental implants can even be done to replace all of the teeth on your upper or lower jaw as a way to change over from a full set of dentures. The process may take a little longer, but the advantages may well be worth it for you.