Dental implants are artificial teeth that have the potential to last your entire life. Each implant is a prosthetic root that is anchored into the jaw itself, just like a real tooth. When new bone has fused around this prosthetic root, the implant can support an abutment with a fixed prosthesis such as a crown, bridge or denture.
Implants are just as strong if not stronger than dentures. In fact, as few as four implants can support a full mouth denture! At Smiles by Seese, we offer multiple implant restorations including:
If your mouth is healthy and without gum disease or bone loss, your dental implant can last for the rest of your life. In fact, dental implants have the highest success rating of any dental therapy; as high as 98%.
Dental implant placement does not hurt. In fact, it's even simpler than having a tooth removed. The area around the implant site will be numbed and the implant placed directly into the bone. Then a process called osseointegration takes place over the next few months. This is the new bone growth around the implant, which secures it in place. Once osseointegration is achieved, Dr. Seese will place a permanent implant restoration over the implant abutment. Your restoration will look like a natural tooth. We can also make beautiful porcelain crowns, bridges and even implant dentures to give you the smile that you deserve.
The number and type of implants you need will depend on the type of restoration that you choose. Dr. Seese will assist you in helping you sort through your options and select the one best for your personal needs. Contact Smiles by Seese today to learn which options can give you a permanent smile for the rest of your life!