By Shanean Michelle Anderson, DDS, PA
November 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Do you want the best tooth replacement to fill your smile gap? You could be a great candidate for a dental implant, today's strongest and longest-lasting dental prosthetic. At Smile Sculptors of Wake Forest in Wake Forest, NC, your dentist, Dr. Shanean Michelle Anderson, places these titanium devices and then restores them with metal posts and realistic porcelain crowns. Learn the details here.

Dental prosthetics

Dental patients used to have just a few options to replace missing teeth--fixed bridgework, a partial denture or full dentures. All have their drawbacks, and none of them preserve jaw bone integrity. So, once teeth were lost, gums and bone would deteriorate in both vertical and horizontal dimensions.

Now, however, dental implants feature superior bone-preserving qualities because they are composed of titanium and are inserted directly into the bone. Through osseointegration, human bone wraps around the titanium implant screw, strengthening the jaw and improving gum tissue. Other tooth replacements cannot do this. Dental implants support bridges and dentures, too.

Can you receive dental implants?

If you are a healthy adult or teen whose jaw has stopped growing, you probably can. Just confer with your Wake Forest, MC, dentist. She'll examine your teeth and gums, review your medical history and X-ray your jaws to ensure you have sufficient bone.

Then, Dr. Anderson will proceed with a treatment plan to include dental implant placement. Whether you need to replace one or multiple teeth, count on Dr. Anderson's knowledge and skill for accurate and comfortable placement and restoration of your implant devices.

Are implants hard to care for?

If you brush twice a day and floss daily, you and your implants will do just fine. If you smoke, consider quitting because tobacco can cause a serious infection of the gums and bone surrounding dental implants. Finally, be sure you see Dr. Anderson every six months for your cleanings and check-ups, and of course, if you have any concerns about your beautiful new teeth, call the office right away.

Get that complete and healthy smile

Dental implants could be your solution to smile gaps. Call Smile Sculptors of Wake Forest n Wake Forest, NC today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anderson. Talk about your tooth replacement choices, and make an informed decision. Phone (919) 825-1795.