What Are Dental Implants?

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Dental implants replace tooth roots. Implants provide a foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth created to blend in with your natural teeth. Dental implants can also aid in the prevention of jaw bone loss. At Ascent Dental Care we have the latest and most accurate approach to dental implant surgery.

What Are The Benefits of Dental Implants?

Aesthetics: Dental implants look natural and feel like your own teeth. They are designed to fuse into the bone, creating a "real" tooth.

Comfort: Implants can decrease the discomfort caused by dentures and help you improve your speech.

Ease: Dealing with removable dentures can be frustrating, and dental implants provide a permanent solution, so you don't have to worry about removing your dentures or dealing with adhesives.

Easy Eating:  Dentures notoriously make eating difficult. You can eat without pain or fear of teeth falling out with dental implants.

Better Health: Dental implants will allow for more of your teeth left since it does not alter neighboring teeth. This will improve your long-term dental health.

Confidence: Dental implants look and feel natural, improving your confidence by giving you a bright and beautiful smile.

Durability: Implants can last for many years, and with the proper care, they can last forever.

Are Dental Implants Painful?

Dental  implants can be slightly uncomfortable at first, but will typically improve within 7-10 days. Typically a painkiller like ibuprofen can help reduce any pain.

How Long Does The Procedure Take?

You can expect about 1-2 hours per tooth and two visits to complete the procedure. This is because dental implant procedures involve two separate visits, one for the implant and a subsequent appointment for the restorative crown.

Step one is the planning phase of upper and lower digital scans or impressions and review of dental and medical history along with dental implant records, including scans or impressions of existing dental conditions.

Step two is our doctors place your dental implants virtually with our specific computer hardware and software, determining before you ever have surgery any risks or potential problems increasing your success. We then create from a 3D printer a surgical guide that allows our doctors to duplicate their virtual surgery in your mouth exactly.

Step three is the surgical placement of the dental implant, which for most patients will require anywhere from 1-6 dental implants per arch, meaning upper arch and lower arch.

Lastly, step four is the placement of teeth on the dental implants, which can be snapped on, screwed on, or cemented on. We have been placing dental implants and restoring them for over 35 years! Let us help you with your dental concerns.

Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?

No, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, and it's essential to work with your dentist to ensure that you get the best treatment possible for your needs. Some reasons that dental implants might not work for you include too much bone loss or the long-term absence of teeth. It is also essential that you have healthy gums free from gingivitis. 

Not sure if dental implants are right for you? Schedule an appointment today! We will look at your oral health, history, and goals to determine what treatment option best works for your needs.