If you have lost a tooth due to poor dental hygiene or an accident, you may qualify to use implant dentistry to replace that tooth (or several teeth) rather than using a bridge. Implant dentistry is often used when a patient has no nearby teeth to which a dental bridge can be attached (often in cases when several teeth need to be replaced in the same area). When a tooth is lost, it might result in feelings of self consciousness. With implant dentistry provided by your Affordable Dentist, these feelings are not necessary. Such techniques can be used in most cases - regardless of the problem or cause of the tooth loss in the first place.
One of the advantages of implant dentistry is that the implants are, unlike bridges and crowns, almost impossible to distinguish from other teeth present in the mouth. The implants are actually directly attached to the bone – resulting in teeth that may actually be stronger than the original. The first step in implant dentistry is creating the hole into which a titanium screw will be placed. Once this screw is in, it often takes a period of up to six months for the screw to properly anchor to the jaw. Once the area has healed and the screw has anchored, a temporary crown is attached. After the gums have grown and adjusted to this crown, it is removed and a permanent crown is attached to complete the implant process.
Our Affordable Dental office specializes in a variety of cosmetic and esthetic dental procedures. These procedures include crowns, Lumineers, laminates, dental implants, and more. Below, you can learn more about each of these procedures. If you’re interested in any form of cosmetic dentistry, feel free to contact us for a detailed consultation.
Lumineers are incredibly thin, translucent tooth coverings that are designed to enhance the outward appearance of your teeth. Essentially, a Lumineer is a small sheet, only 0.2 millimeters in thickness, that covers your tooth.
Dental implants are complete tooth or teeth replacements that include a new artificial root (made of titanium) as well as a replacement tooth that is added later.
Laminates, otherwise known as porcelain veneers, are thin
porcelain tooth coverings that will improve the strength and appearance of your teeth