The Most Lifelike Support for Replacement Teeth
Traditional bridges and dentures have long helped patients bounce back from tooth loss and regain their full, confident smiles. However, until relatively recently, they couldn’t stop the slow erosion of the jawbone that results from the loss of your teeth roots, or mimic the support that your healthy, natural teeth enjoy. With dental implants, lifelike prosthetic restorations are even more realistic. Implant-supported restorations not only sit more comfortably and securely on your dental ridge, but also restore the functions of your lost teeth roots, such as keeping your jawbone strong enough to avoid further tooth loss.
The Implant Restoration Process
The first step of rebuilding your smile with dental implants is the implant placement process, during which we carefully and strategically place your biocompatible implant posts in your jawbone. Healing from implant placement can take up to 4-6 months as your jawbone fuses to the implant posts. After your jawbone heals, your dentist can connect abutments to each post and use them to secure your lifelike dental crown, bridge, or denture, creating the most realistic replacements for your lost teeth.
Support Your Restoration on Dental Implants
Choosing a tooth replacement option that includes root-like implants offers more comprehensive benefits for your smile than traditional prostheses. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Hillsview Dental in Rapid City, SD, today at 605-342-6652.