Some Dental Implant Basics

IF YOU HAVE A MISSING TOOTH there are typically three options. You could get a bridge, which protects the surrounding teeth and helps keep them from moving. You can get a partial denture, which is a removable placeholder for the missing tooth. Or you can get an implant. A dental implant is a safe, permanent, aesthetically pleasing solution for a missing tooth.

You may be tempted to think that there’s a viable option #4 called “ignore it”. But that would be a mistake. Missing teeth can cause serious problems in your mouth including shifting teeth, additional tooth loss, deteriorating gums, and weakened bone structure.

How Implants Work

Step 1: The implant process begins with a small rod (or “post”) that is anchored in your jaw. This post fuses to existing bone and imitates the function of dental roots.
Step 2: Typically there’s a 3–6 month healing time to ensure complete and proper post fusion. During this time, a temporary crown protects your mouth, gums, and adjacent teeth.
Step 3: After the area has fully healed, a custom crown is placed on the post.

Why Should a Patient Pick Foster Dental Care for Implants?

Not only do patients receive the highest level of comfort and attention at Foster Dental Care, our team has multiple years of experience with dental implant cases. Thanks to the advances in technology, our 3D scanner allows for better diagnosis and proper implant placement.

What Are Patients Saying?

Patients who have had dental implants at Foster Dental Care comment on how it is a straight forward and simple process. They love how well they can chew (implants chew like natural teeth). They love how dental implants are still flossable (unlike a dental bridge) and that they are permanent (unlike a partial denture). The other comment we hear most often is how the healing process was not painful as they imagined it would be; rather it was relatively pain-free!

If You’re Missing One Or More Teeth

If you’re missing one or more teeth, call us for a consultation. We’d love to visit with you, clearly explain all of your options, and answer any questions you have. Here at our practice, we want to be sure that you have a healthy, confident smile that lasts a lifetime.
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And again, thanks for the trust you place in our practice!