When your teeth are damaged or missing, it can have a major impact on your oral health, as well as on your self-confidence. If you are looking for a solution more permanent and convenient than dentures, its time to consider dental implants from Dr. Douglas Halkyard of Halkyard Family Dental in Morris, IL. With dental implants, you can put your best smile forward once again.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a sturdy and natural-looking replacement for a missing tooth or even multiple teeth. Using a metal post with a screw-like base, your dentist inserts the implant into your jawbone to serve as the root for an artificial tooth.
How are dental implants placed?
At our Morris dental office, treatment will start with the administration of a local anesthetic so that you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure. A small incision will be made in your gum to allow for the implementation of the implant. As the bone begins to grow around the implant, it will become firmly and permanently in place. Next, your dentist will attach an artificial tooth, tinted and shaped to match the rest of your natural teeth so one can tell the difference.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants offer convenience, as they need no removal for cleaning or sleeping. Unlike with dentures, you won't need to worry about shifting in your mouth or discomfort. From an aesthetic standpoint, dental implants are inconspicuous, appearing natural and attractive.
How do I take care of my dental implants?
Your dentist will recommend that you care for your dental implants just as you would with your natural teeth. This means thorough brushing, daily flossing, and bi-annual examinations/cleanings at our Morris office.
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Dental implants can offer you the smile that you've been hoping for. Call Halkyard Family Dental in Morris, IL, at 815-942-0830 today!