Before the development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Luckily, thanks to modern technology, dental implants are a much durable and lasting way to improve your smile. Made of synthetic, yet biocompatible material (such as metal or ceramic), implants are designed to mimic the look and feel of natural teeth.
The implant process is created to ensure that your new teeth both look real and last for an extended period of time. Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Once it is anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone, the implant will act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. That's where Thomas Family Dentistry comes in. We have the know-how to ensure that your whole dental implant process goes smoothly. We make sure to administer anesthesia to our patients to make it a pain free process. If necessary, we also give antibiotics to stave off infection after surgery. We're ready to service the people of Winchester, VA.
Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth.
Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time.
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If you're ready to get the beautiful smile you've always wanted, call Thomas Family Dentistry today. We're knowledgeable professionals that you can trust.