Give Your Smile a Second Chance with Dental Implants
Many people who are missing teeth struggle with ill-fitting and uncomfortable dentures or retainers with false teeth. If you know what this feels like and are ready for a solution, we have one for you! At Las Cruces Dental Solutions, we can give your smile a second chance with the help of tooth implants. Dental implant dentistry will permanently replace missing teeth, from one tooth to many teeth. Healthy implants can even prevent bone loss!
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically connected to your jawbone. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, the implant will quickly fuse with your jawbone and provide a solid, secure foundation for a dental crown or bridge.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental implants aren’t just for seniors. You can replace missing teeth at any age!
- Implants look and function just like natural teeth, with none of the slipping, clicking, or uncomfortable adhesives of removable dentures.
- Healthy, well-maintained dental implants can last for years, sometimes even a lifetime!
Implants from Start to Finish
While many dentists can restore dental implants (top them with a crown or bridge), not all dentists have the ability to perform the complete implant process. Las Cruces dentists Dr. Petersen and Dr. Mackey have completed training in both the surgical placement and the cosmetic restoration of dental implants, so you can receive all of your implant care right here at Las Cruces Dental Solutions.
In addition to being a popular method for single-tooth replacements, dental implants are also one of the most effective ways to stabilize loose dentures. Ill-fitting removable dentures can be uncomfortable and impractical, not to mention embarrassing in social situations. Implant-supported dentures look and feel more natural, and they also provide superior comfort and stability.
Dental Implants FAQ’s
Q: Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
If you are missing teeth, or require a tooth extraction, dental implants can help you and your smile. As long as your jawbone is healthy, we can place implants. If the bone has deteriorated and isn’t strong enough for an implant, we can perform a bone graft to get your jawbone healthy and ready for placement of your implant. Visit Las Cruces Dental Solutions to meet with our team, so we can determine if you are a good candidate for implants.
Q: Are implants only for older people?
Missing teeth can be replaced at any age because missing teeth can happen at any age. Whether you’re missing a tooth because of dental trauma – maybe the result of contact sports – or because of infection or general wear and tear and age, we can give you a brand new smile with a tooth implant that looks, feels, and functions just like your other natural teeth.
Q: What are the benefits of dental implants?
When you have missing teeth, doing simple things like talking and eating are suddenly very difficult. Implants can help restore your smile and improve the overall quality of your day-to-day life. Dental implants can:
- Improve your chewing ability
- Replace uncomfortable or loose dentures
- Prevent bone loss caused by missing teeth
- Preserve the shape of your face and jaw
- Restore the appearance of your smile
Q: How much do dental implants cost?
There is no way around the fact that implants are expensive. Single tooth implants involve not only the placement of the titanium screw, but also the restoration you and your doctor decide is best. To help offset the cost of implants, Las Cruces dental office Las Cruces Dental Solutions offers a number of payment options, including interest-free financing through CareCreditSM and Compassionate Healthcare Services®. For more information on financing dental implants, call our office today!
Q: Are dental implants better than dentures?
Some things you might consider when choosing between dental implants and dentures are cost, care and longevity. While dental implants can tend to be more expensive than dentures, they typically are easier to care for and last longer than a full or partial denture might. To really find out if dental implants or dentures are a better fit for you, schedule a consultation! Our team of experienced dentists are here to provide you with a complete evaluation of your oral health and treatment options.
Schedule a dental implants appointment today!