If missing teeth are keeping you from enjoying any of life’s great pleasures; eating, smiling, laughing and more, dental implants may be a great permanent solution to restoring your smile and quality of life. Unlike a bridge, no remaining teeth will require alteration to replace the missing tooth or teeth.
The entire implant process takes place over the course of a few months. The process begins with placing the implant itself. The implant hardware looks like a small screw with a round top. A small incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implant is placed it will heal for a few months, during which time the jaw bone will fuse and form a strong bond with the implant. While the implant heals a temporary crown may be placed so that you can eat and speak normally.
After the implant has healed an abutment will be placed as a base for the new tooth. An impression of the abutment will be taken. This impression will be the guide to creating the permanent replacement tooth. Once created, the replacement will be unique and fully customized to best fit your mouth, both naturally and comfortably. Your restored smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth. Don’t hesitate to call Deerfield Family Dentistry if you have any questions about whether dental implants could be the solution to restoring your smile!
Teeth In A Day
We proudly offer CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. CEREC is wonderful because in only one visit you can get a smile you will be proud of! The process uses the latest technologies, allowing us to make artificial teeth right in our office. After a thorough examination with x-rays, we can determine if the procedure will work for you. We will go through all of your options with you so that you can be sure you’re choosing the one that will work best for you.
When your teeth are missing, it greatly affects your smile. At the same time, the missing tooth has the potential to negatively affect your oral hygiene because of unprotected gum exposure. Dental bridges are one of many options aimed at improving the appearance and function of your teeth by replacing the missing tooth or teeth. During your exam, we will discuss whether or not dental bridges are right for you.
Inlay & Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are considered a conservative method of treating damaged teeth. They are used instead of placing a crown. Some dentists even use inlays and onlays to treat tooth decay. Instead of filling in the tooth, your dentist may use dental inlays and onlays. Dental inlays and onlays are made in a dental lab and then fitted to your tooth. They are then bonded to your tooth.