If you’ve lost a tooth due to an injury, decay, or an accident, you might be a good candidate for a dental implant. Dental implants can help restore your smile and your self-confidence. Dr. Dallas Steele and the team here at Greenway Family Dental have performed many dental implant procedures and we have the knowledge and skill to help you regain your confident smile.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small metal post that is inserted into your jaw. This implant then acts as your tooth’s root and stabilizes the crown, bridge, denture or other prosthesis used to replace your tooth or teeth.
Dental implants are very popular since they feel almost like your natural teeth. With an implant, your teeth look natural and they function almost as well as real teeth. For a consultation with Dr. Steele, call us today.
What Can I Expect When I Come In?
Replacing your teeth with dental implants doesn’t have to be a long, arduous process. At Greenway Family Dental, we replace your teeth efficiently and with care. We’ll start with a comprehensive consultation to determine whether you’re a good candidate for receiving implants.
We’ll answer any questions or discuss any concerns you may have. Dr. Steele will also talk to you about our options for anti-anxiety dentistry, including sedation. We want you to be comfortable during the consultation as well as during the procedure.
Next, Dr. Steele will carefully insert the post into your jawbone. Then, a temporary crown will be placed on the implant. After a few weeks, your bone and the implant will have fused together, at which time you’ll return to our office and we’ll place your permanent crown.
Keep in mind that we design your crown specifically for you. We want it to be the right size, color and shape so that it matches with your natural teeth and gives you a brand-new, beautiful smile.
Finally, we’ll make one last appointment for you. At your last visit, we’ll take a look at your gums to make sure their healing properly, and address any questions you may have about caring for your new tooth.