So you’ve lost some teeth and now are reluctant to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and recover that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? With dental implants, you can!
For most patients, a tooth implant is the ideal replacement for both the root and crown of a tooth. They feel so real that implant recipients forget that they ever lost a tooth in the first place.
A tooth implant is anchored into the jawbone with a sturdy metal post. It doesn’t wiggle around like dentures, and unlike a dental bridge, it protects healthy jawbone and inhibits bone recession. After the post is completely enmeshed with the jawbone, the supporting device (called an abutment) and beautiful crown are firmly attached to the post. Some patients are able to undergo all three parts of the procedure at once.
If you’ve lost numerous teeth, you may be a good candidate for implant-anchored dentures. Talk to Dr. Blackwood to learn more.
Another way to go back in time is to bleach your teeth to the brilliant color they were when you were a teen. There are several different types of tooth whitening systems, from same-day procedures to at-home treatments. Again, talk to Dr. Blackwood about your goals and budget.
Have you ever wished your smile looked like it did before you had any dental caries? (Many of us can’t remember that far back!) Talk to us about tooth-colored fillings. White fillings match your teeth, and completely improve your smile without crowns.
Perhaps you have chipped a tooth. We have several solutions to repair that problem as well. Talk to us about your goals for your smile. We look forward to creating a custom treatment plan to perfect your smile. Call today!