Dr. Sim understands that getting dental implants is a big decision. Many of our patients are interested in implants but want to make sure it is a good financial decision as well.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed beneath your gums into your jawbone. This post, or “root”, will become the foundation for your replacement tooth once your gums have fully healed.
Are Dental Implants Beneficial?
With proper care dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime, unlike other dental appliances. Dental implants come with numerous benefits:
- Convenient. Permanent dental implants eliminate the hassle of removing and cleaning dentures nightly, as well as eliminating the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
- Easier to consume food. Implants function just like real teeth allowing you to eat your favorite foods without worrying about pain.
- Improved comfort. By choosing an implant you eliminate the discomfort associated with removable dentures.
Types of Dental Implants
The American Dental Association recommends getting the following dental implants.
- Endosteal implants. After a patient has healed from the implant being installed into the jawbone, a second surgery is required to connect a post to the implant. Lastly, an artificial tooth will be attached.
Still, have questions? Looking to get a consultation? Please contact our office staff to schedule an appointment to learn more!