Dental Implants

When replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the treatment of choice. If you have a damaged tooth that cannot be saved, let’s find out if you are a candidate for dental implants.

Dr. Thiessen is pleased to offer dental implant restorations at Healthy Smiles Dental. Implants restore patients’ abilities to speak and chew, as well as their desire to smile.

Dental implants include two parts: the root and the crown. The dental implants themselves serve as replacement roots. These roots are placed into the jawbone, and the jawbone accepts and integrates with them during healing.

Once the jaw has accepted the implants, we will secure a natural-looking restoration to the top of the implant stem. You can enjoy your natural smile once again while regaining the function and stability of your real smile!

Procedure for Dental Implants

Once the bone and tissue are ready for an implant, the procedure consists of an oral surgeon placing the implant and allowing it to heal. You can ask about local anesthesia and dental sedation options for this part of the treatment. You don’t have to sacrifice your comfort to rebuild your smile.

Once the dental implants have healed, Dr. Thiessen fabricates a porcelain crown to be placed on top of the implant. The new tooth will function and feel just like your natural teeth!

Advantages of Dental Implants

There are many benefits to implants. First of all, you do not have to drill on or place increased stress on adjacent teeth like you do with other types of restorations. In addition to that, you maintain implants just like the rest of your teeth and implants will also maintain the health of the underlying bone.

The embarrassment or awkwardness of missing teeth will disappear forever. Dental implants can last a lifetime and do not require special maintenance beyond what you should be doing for your natural teeth.

We would love to see you in our office to discuss the possibility of dental implants. You will receive high-quality care at Healthy Smiles Dental.