Seeking a way to restore your confident smile after the loss of a tooth? At Murdock Family Dentistry, we harness the latest in dental advancements to offer you a durable, natural-looking solution: dental implants.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Dental implants serve as a modern-day marvel for those who have lost one or several teeth. Whether due to injury, decay or age, if you are yearning for a long-lasting, natural-feeling replacement, dental implants could be your answer. They are ideal for those in good general health, have a jawbone that can support the implant and are seeking the closest alternative to natural teeth.
The Step-by-Step Process
If you plan to receive dental implants, you can expect the following:
- Consultation: Our dentist will begin with a detailed assessment to determine the suitability of implants for your unique needs.
- Jaw Preparation: In certain cases, a bone graft is required to ensure the jaw can securely hold the implant.
- Placement: A titanium post, which serves as the tooth root substitute, is surgically inserted into the jawbone.
- Healing: Over a few months, the bone will naturally fuse with the post in a process called osseointegration.
- Crown/Bridge Fitting: Once healed, a custom-made crown or bridge, matching your natural teeth, is placed atop the post.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Natural Look and Feel: Implants closely mimic real teeth in appearance and function.
- Durability: With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
- Improved Oral Health: Unlike bridges, there is no need to alter surrounding teeth.
- Prevention: Implants prevent jawbone loss and the shifting of adjacent teeth.
- Boosted Confidence: Smile, speak and eat with renewed assurance.
Ready to transform your smile with natural-looking dental implants in Billings, Montana? Give us a call today at 406-259-0110 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Casey Murdock to take the first step towards a more confident smile.