Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a long-lasting and natural-looking solution to replace missing teeth. Unlike dentures or bridges that rest on the gums or rely on adjacent teeth for support, dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, providing a stable foundation for artificial teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

  1. Improved Appearance: Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, enhancing your smile and boosting your self-confidence.
  2. Enhanced Functionality: With dental implants, you can enjoy the ability to eat your favorite foods without discomfort or restrictions. The secure fit of implants ensures they won't slip or shift while eating or speaking.
  3. Durability: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a cost-effective long-term solution compared to other tooth replacement options.
  4. Preservation of Jawbone: When a tooth is lost, the underlying jawbone can begin to deteriorate. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure.
  5. Convenience: Unlike removable dentures, dental implants are a permanent solution that doesn't require messy adhesives or daily removal and cleaning.
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Is Dental Implant Placement Painful?

During the dental implant placement, local anesthesia is used to ensure a comfortable and pain-free experience. Most patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure and throughout the healing process.

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The Dental Implant Process

  1. Initial Consultation: Our team of dental professionals will evaluate your oral health and determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.
  2. Treatment Planning: We will work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan, taking into account your specific needs and goals.
  3. Implant Placement: Our skilled oral surgeon will surgically place the dental implant into your jawbone. Over time, the implant fuses with the bone in a process called osseointegration.
  4. Healing Period: It takes several weeks for the implant to fully integrate with the jawbone. During this time, a temporary crown or bridge may be placed to maintain aesthetics and functionality.
  5. Final Restoration: Once the implant has successfully integrated, a custom-made dental crown, bridge, or denture will be attached to the implant, completing your smile restoration.

Cost of Dental Implants

The cost of dental implants can vary depending on factors such as the number of implants needed, additional procedures required, and the complexity of the case. At Lakeshore Family Dentistry, we offer competitive pricing and flexible payment options to make dental implants affordable for our patients.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you're interested in dental implants or would like to learn more about how they can improve your oral health and quality of life, contact Lakeshore Family Dentistry today. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing exceptional dental care and helping you achieve a beautiful, functional smile.

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