Dental Implants by 1st Family Dental
Dental Implants are the closest possible option for actual tooth replacement. With proper care, maintenance, and regular checkup visits with your dentist, they are designed to last for life. Dental implants can be used to permanently replace one, several, or all teeth in the upper and lower jaw. Many people with implants can’t even tell the difference between their natural teeth and their implants, and neither can their friends and family!
Once placed in the jawbone, dental implants act as artificial tooth roots to provide a stable base for single-tooth crowns, larger bridges, or dentures. 1st Family Dental is proud to offer dental implants as a treatment option for our patients.
Implants in three easy steps:
The dentist places the implant surgically in the upper or lower jaw. A “healing cap” is placed over it to protect it. Sometimes, bone grafting may be required either before or during implant placement.
Healing & Osseointegration
Implants are so strong because the bone in the jaw actually grows around the implant, anchoring it into place and accepting it as a part of the bone. This is called osseointegration and is a critical step in the implant process.
The dentist will have a custom crown, bridge or denture made to fit your mouth and implants.
Advantages of Implants
- Durability: Successful implants that are properly maintained are designed to last for the rest of your life.
- Fit & Feel: Dental implants are the most similar to a natural tooth. When fixed to dentures and bridges, they can improve the fit and feel tremendously, as well as your confidence. Most people can’t tell the difference between an implant and their natural teeth.
- Bone Strength: Because implants are fused to the bone just like natural teeth, the risk of bone loss is lowest, which is essential for the health of the rest of your teeth, as well as your whole body.
- Impact on Other Teeth: Crowns, bridges and partial dentures are fixed to the actual implant, and will not affect your natural teeth, which can help your smile last a lifetime!