Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. Dr. Kumar surgically places them into your jaw to anchor artificial teeth and replace missing natural teeth. The implants are strong, long-lasting, and can dramatically improve the look of your smile.
The benefits you can expect with dental implants include:
Dental implants and the teeth they support look and feel just like your natural teeth. They can give you a better quality of life and more self-confidence.
If you’ve lost permanent teeth because of damage or decay, dental implants could be the solution for you. To know for sure, Dr. Kumar reviews your oral health history and evaluates your teeth and gums. She also discusses your desired outcome and assesses the results of your dental X-rays.
If you don’t have enough jaw bone to support dental implants, you may first require a jaw bone grafting procedure to increase bone volume and strength.
The first step of dental implant placement is numbing your jaw and inserting dental implants into the bone. After a period of healing, you can return to Aqua Dentistry to get fitted for your replacement teeth. Dr. Kumar digitally scans your mouth, allowing a dental lab to create crowns, bridges, dentures, or combinations of these restorations.
When your new teeth are ready, Dr. Kumar attaches them to the implants. She ensures they feel secure and comfortable.
Take care of your dental implants by brushing your teeth after meals, flossing daily, and not chewing on ice or other hard objects. See Dr. Kumar and her staff every six months for dental cleanings and exams, and call Aqua Dental if your implants become damaged or loose.
To perfect your gorgeous smile by filling in gaps left by missing teeth, call Aqua Dentistry, or schedule an appointment online today to find out if dental implants are right for you.