Dental implants have revolutionized the way that people see tooth loss. Gone are the days when the only option was to use a bulky and problematic apparatus to replace a missing tooth. Luckily, dental implants make these worries a thing of the past. We at Sneed Dental Arts are proud to offer dental implants to our patients, and we invite you to learn more about the process.
Evaluation and Preparation
The first phase of getting dental implants is having your mouth examined. This evaluation phase entails usage of the cutting-edge CBCT Prexion Scanner to determine the density of your jaw as well as its ability to house the titanium implant post. Scan results are used to create a 3-D image of your jawbone and project a virtual post placement, which shows you how the implant will look in its moorings. During this stage, precise measurements will be recorded to plan for ideal fitting.
Root Replacement and Healing
At this juncture, Dr. Sneed will install the titanium implant post that serves to replace the root of your tooth. After this, a supporting abutment will be positioned atop the post. After this, your jaw is given a period of time to heal. In this interim, a porcelain crown will be wrought to fuse permanently with the post. At the end of this process, you will walk away with a beautiful, naturalistic new tooth that sits proudly among the others and expertly fills out your grin.
Contact Us for More Information
If you are looking for a permanent solution to your tooth loss, a dental implant may be exactly what you need. For further information on the benefits of this option, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Sneed Dental Arts! At our office in Collierville, Dr. Sneed and her team of dedicated professionals will be happy to elucidate the process, address your questions and concerns, and help you get the smile you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!