Dental implants restore gaps in your smile left by teeth lost to decay, gum disease, or injury. These sturdy and natural-looking alternatives to dentures are available at Plaza Dental Group in West Des Moines, Iowa. The experienced dental team uses advanced dental implant technology to get you implants that complete your smile. Call the office or use the online tool to book an appointment and find out how dental implants can help your smile.
Dental implants are metal posts surgically implanted into your jawbone. They serve as artificial tooth roots and support fixed or removable tooth replacements like crowns or implant-supported dentures.
Implants are permanent as the metal post fuses to your jawbone to replicate your lost root. The crowns or dentures that top the implant may wear out, but the Plaza Dental Group team can easily replace them.
Dental implants require multiple steps that take place over several months.
Once you and the dentist have determined that implants are right for you, you’ll schedule the implant placement. During this initial procedure, your oral surgeon makes an incision in your gums and places the titanium implant into your jawbone. If you are getting an implant-supported bridge or dentures, you’ll need multiple implants placed at specific intervals.
After this initial appointment, you go home to recover. It takes several months for the implant to fuse to your jawbone. Once the implants are solidly part of your jaw, they’re ready to receive custom-made crowns and bridges or dentures. You return to the office of Plaza Dental Group to have these restorations bonded or placed.
If you have missing teeth, dental implants are an excellent replacement option, especially when compared to traditional bridges or dentures. You do need healthy gums and sufficient bone to support the implants. Your dentist works with you to determine if dental implants are right for you and to help heal any problems that stand in the way of the treatment.
The advantages of dental implants include:
Dental implants also stimulate your jawbone and prevent bone loss that can change your face shape. The implants look and act just like your natural teeth. No one will know you have restorations from your smile.
Dental implants are also simple to care for. You brush, floss, and get regular professional cleanings, just like you should with your natural teeth.
Learn more about dental implants by scheduling an appointment at Plaza Dental Group. Call the office today or use the online booking tool to request a consultation.