Dental implants have become the number one option for restoring a smile with missing teeth. Why? Because dental implants are the most natural way to replace lost teeth. Memphis, TN restorative dentist Dr. Elizabeth Lee provides her patients with dental implant treatment plans that are personalized to their oral health and cosmetic goals.
What are dental implants, and how do they work?
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that look like little screws. Through strategic planning, Dr. Lee will determine the ideal placement of your implant. Your implant(s) will be surgically placed directly into a root socket in your jaw so that the implant can act as the prosthetic root. As the dental implant heals, the jaw bone will begin to fuse with the implant. This will stabilize and secure your bone structure and help prevent further damage to your oral health. Once healed, the implant post will be finished with natural looking, custom designed restoration.
Can dental implants replace multiple missing teeth?
Dental implants are suitable for replacing one tooth, or all of our teeth. Dr. Lee will determine the best implant method for you based on your bone health and cosmetic needs. Dental implants can be used to secure dentures, bridges and dental crowns for a customizable dental implant treatment.
Do dental implants often fail?
Dental implants are almost 98% successful in qualified patients. Dental implants can last a lifetime if properly maintained. Dental Implants require healthy bone and gum tissue to remain stable so proper oral hygiene is key in maintaining your dental implant. Brushing and flossing as well as visiting the dentist at least twice a year for professional cleanings can help keep your dental implants and natural teeth healthy for years to come.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Improved bone integrity
- Help protect gums from receding
- Avoids damage to surrounding healthy teeth
- Improves aesthetics of the smile and jaw line
- Patients can enjoy a diet without restrictions
- No worry of slippage or dentures “falling out”
Schedule A Dental Implant Consultatoin
If you are missing teeth and are looking for a permanent and natural solution, dental implants can help restore your smile. Contact our Memphis, TN dentist office or schedule your consultation online. Our friendly and highly trained staff can help guide you through your procedure so that you feel comfortable and confident in your quality dental care.