Natural Replacement for Missing Teeth
Dental implants are false tooth roots that are used to support crowns, or “false” teeth. They are usually made out of titanium. Many people choose this type of procedure because they feel self-conscious about losing their teeth. However, improved appearance is not the only benefit of dental implant tooth restoration. Dental implants can improve function, clarity of speech and overall quality of life. It is also important to note that tooth loss often leads to secondary health problems, such as malnutrition. Therefore, this treatment can help improve not only a person’s oral health, but his or her overall health as well.
In order to determine whether implants are right for you, you will need to meet with our dentist in Cary NC at Pezdek Dental for a consultation. He will perform a thorough examination to make sure you have enough jaw bone density to hold an implant and also take into consideration your overall oral health to determine whether you are a good candidate for this type of dental restoration. Even though this procedure can improve oral health, function and appearance, it is not right for everyone. Smokers are not considered good candidates for this treatment because smoking can impair the healing process. Additionally, patients with gum disease will need to have it treated before they receive this procedure.
It is important to note that there are multiple steps involved in performing this procedure, come visit us at our dentist Cary, NC office. Placing the titanium post is the first step involved in this procedure. The patient will have to wait for the synthetic tooth roots to fuse with the jaw bone. This typically takes anywhere from three to six months. After the tooth roots have fused with the jaw bone, the permanent crown will be placed. Not only does this treatment improve appearance and function, but dental implants can also last a lifetime if they are cared for properly.
Pezdek Dental can help you with all of your dental needs. Currently serving Apex, Cary, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today!
To learn more about dental implants and to find out if you’re a good candidate for implants, call Dr. Tom Pezdek at Pezdek Dental Care today, 919-362-5777.
Thomas N. Pezdek, DDS PA
412-D East Williams St.
Apex, NC 27502
Mon - Thu: 8AM- 5PM