Tooth loss is a common problem in society today and not just among the elderly. Accidental trauma or decay can result in the loss of permanent teeth at any age. Although permanent teeth won’t grow back once they’re gone, they can be replaced with natural-looking dental implants. Dental implants have become extremely popular due to their unique restorative properties. You can learn more about implant treatment in Hot Springs, AR from your dental implant dentist, Dr. Kyle Benton, at Benton Family Dentistry.
Replacing lost teeth with implants is a process that can take anywhere between 3 to 6 months to complete. The process starts with the surgical placement of the titanium implant base into your jaw, where it will integrate into your bone system. This procedure is generally done under anesthesia, so you feel no pain or discomfort during surgery. Once the implant has healed (3 to 6 months later), Dr. Benton will attach a dental crown on top to act like your replacement tooth. Your crown can be made of composite or porcelain material and can be matched to the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth to blend seamlessly with your smile.
Unlike removable dentures and bridges, dental implants are fixed replacement teeth that stay firmly in place when you talk, laugh, or eat. The titanium base embedded into your jaw becomes a permanent, secure, stable foundation for your replacement teeth.
When teeth go missing, you have several options for replacing them. Before making your decision, consider the unique advantages of dental implants over other restorative treatments:
Dental implant procedures are tailored to our patient’s individual needs. As such, the cost will vary depending on your treatment. If you don’t have dental insurance, our easy payment options can help put implant treatment within your financial reach.