Losing a tooth to decay or trauma can have a serious impact on your life and the way you feel about yourself. Replacing missing teeth is essential, and Katie To, DDS, is pleased to offer state-of-the-art dental implants, a permanent solution that will restore your smile and your self-confidence.
Dental Implants – A Healthy Choice
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that act like anchors for replacement teeth. The major difference between dental implants and other types of tooth replacement solutions like crowns, bridges, or dentures is that they’re the only option considered to be permanent because the implant is actually secured in your jaw.
One of the reasons we recommend dental implants is that they also improve your oral health. If we don’t replace a missing tooth, neighboring teeth can start to drift out of alignment. Without the support of the natural tooth root, the jawbone may begin to break down.
Since the implant takes the place of the missing tooth root, it supports surrounding natural teeth and prevents jawbone deterioration. Also, dental implants are a standalone replacement, so we don’t need to place dental crowns on neighboring teeth as we would with a bridge.
With dental implants, you’ll be able to eat, drink, and speak with a complete, healthy smile. Our patients are always amazed at how natural their dental implants look and feel once they’re placed.
Placing Dental Implants
The first step in the dental implants process is a consultation with Dr. To. At that time, we’ll discuss all your tooth replacement options. If you’re a good candidate, Dr. To will coordinate placement of your implant with our specialist, who’s conveniently located right across the street from our office. He will surgically implant the titanium roots into your jaw.
The titanium post in your jaw gradually integrates with surrounding bone and tissue, basically becoming part of your jaw. Once the implants have healed, we’ll have you return to our office, and Dr. To will custom-craft replacement teeth that attach to the implant.
- Using dental implants, we can:
- Replace just one missing tooth
- Replace a number of missing teeth
- Anchor a full set of dentures or overdentures
- Support a dental restoration like a bridge or crown
Friendly, Skilled Treatment
You can be confident that you’ll receive the highest standard of care in a familiar, friendly environment. We’ve performed many dental implant procedures, and Dr. To and our team will be there to support and encourage you through all stages of your treatment.
Making the decision to have dental implants placed is a big step. Before we begin treatment, we’ll explain the process in detail and answer all your questions so we can be sure you understand what’s involved.
Please contact our office if you’d like more information about dental implants as well as our other tooth replacement options.