Dental Implants can be a wonderful option for individuals interested in replacing missing teeth. In contrast to full and/or partial dentures, Dental Implants are anchored to your jawbone much like a tooth root. This allows them to remain securely in place as you speak, chew, and smile. In addition, the dental crown placed on top of the implant can be customized to match the shape and color of surrounding teeth for an exceptionally natural look and feel.
Dr. Beiting works with highly respected implantologists and personally coordinates the implant treatment plan from start to finish for every patient. The finishing touch is a beautiful crown secured right here in our office. If you are interested in dental implants and wish to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beiting, please contact us today.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental Implants have emerged as the accepted standard of care for the replacement of missing teeth. They have significantly transformed modern restorative dentistry. Some key benefits of this revolutionary treatment option can include:
- Improved biting, chewing, and speaking
- No need for a removable denture or partial denture
- A natural look and feel with well-documented, excellent results
- No added maintenance aside from routine brushing and flossing
- Prevention of future complications that may result from missing teeth
- An enhanced smile
While not all patients are candidates for Dental Implants, we encourage patients to explore their options. Ultimately, Dental Implants look and function so much like natural teeth that you – and others – might not be able to see the difference.
The Dental Implant Procedure
First schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Beiting. Tell her what you’re interested in, which teeth you want to replace, and ask questions. Dr. Beiting will explain the implant process, talk about her specialist partners and their role, and talk about the cost of implant treatment. The next step is a simple evaluation by the Implantologist. When you’re ready, the Implantologist will place the implant. Dr. Beiting then secures a custom-made Porcelain Crown to the implant.
Dental Implant FAQs
What are Dental Implants?
The term “Dental Implant” actually refers to the tiny post that is anchored to your jawbone in the area of a missing tooth. Once placed, this post will act as a natural tooth root and provide support for a customized dental crown that is secured overtop. The final result is a completely natural-looking and functioning tooth replacement.
Who is a candidate for Dental Implants?
Along with a need or desire to replace one or multiple missing teeth, ideal candidates for Dental Implants have good oral health and sufficient bone density for the Implant to be properly anchored to the jawbone. To determine if this treatment is right for you, Dr. Beiting will examine your specific needs, discuss your treatment goals, and perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health. If she determines that you may be a good candidate, she will refer you to an Implantologist who will have the final say following a simple assessment.
What kind of maintenance is needed?
After your custom dental crown is placed by Dr. Beiting, your Dental Implant(s) shouldn’t require any additional maintenance apart from brushing, flossing, and normally scheduled dental checkups. While Implants and crowns won’t decay or become discolored like natural teeth, maintaining good oral hygiene habits will help to ensure the supportive structures around the restoration—such as gum and bone tissue—remain healthy for an optimal long-term outcome.
Are Dental Implants permanent?
When correctly cared for, your Dental Implants can provide a permanent replacement for missing teeth. Once placed, the Implant itself will gradually fuse to the jawbone, essentially becoming a permanent part of your mouth. The crown fixed to the tip of the Implant can also last a lifetime with proper care.
Are there any alternatives to Dental Implants?
If Dental Implants are not right for you, there are a number of restorative dentistry options that may prove to be effective alternatives. Dental bridges can be used to replace one or several adjacent teeth, a dental crown on its own can provide support for a severely damaged tooth, and fillings can stabilize teeth weakened by decay or cavities. If you are seeking an alternative tooth replacement/restoration solution—or if you are not a good candidate for Dental Implants—Dr. Beiting will gladly help you determine the most effective treatment for your unique needs and goals.
Contact Beiting Family Dentistry
To learn more about dental implants, or to schedule an appointment at our office, please contact Beiting Family Dentistry today.