Dr. Amer is proud to offer dental implant placements for lost teeth. This method for replacing lost teeth is the most life-like and biocompatible alternative to natural teeth. Additionally, dental implants promote total wellness by completely restoring oral function and a patient’s appearance.
Our team understands that tooth loss has devastating effects on our patients. Losing one or more teeth changes every facet of a patient’s life, from altering social interactions to chewing food efficiently. In the past, dentures were normally the go-to method for addressing tooth loss. While dentures are still the best option for some patients, dental implants offer significant advantages. For example, dental implants are permanent and are not removed for cleaning. Instead, implants are cared for like biological teeth and strong enough to withstand the daily forces of chewing and biting food.
The Basics on Dental Implants
Dental implants are constructed from durable materials that are resistant to harmful oral bacteria. The first part of an implant is a titanium post that resembles a small screw. Since titanium is biocompatible with the body, the jawbone will integrate with the post just like a biological tooth’s roots. This process will stabilize the implant so that it can adequately support a prosthetic crown. Once the implant is stable, Dr. Amer will attach an all porcelain crown to an abutment on the implant. After the crown is in place, the patient will enjoy a discreet restoration that perfectly fills in the gaps of a missing tooth. Since implants are incredibly durable, patients can enjoy a full, balanced diet and smile without embarrassment.
Benefits of Dental Implants
When compared to traditional tooth replacement methods like dentures, dental implants offer unique benefits. Their durable construction and compatibility with the body produces a long lifespan for a prosthetic tooth. A successful implantation process can last for decades and even a lifetime. Since implants are anchored directly in the jawbone, they prevent bone atrophy—a common concern among patients with tooth loss. Most importantly, dental implants restore oral function as close to biological teeth as possible.
To learn more about your tooth replacement options, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amer.