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Dental Implants in Concord: Best Tooth Replacement Option

September 7, 2016

Dental implants in Concord restore oral function and looks after tooth loss. Read how these innovative prosthetics work at Generations Dental Care.

Only the Best

That’s what you’ll receive from Dr. Christopher Binder and his associate dentists at Generations Dental Care. Experts in a wide variety of preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental services, these dentists love placing dental implants for qualified patients in the Concord area.

Why choose dental implants? It’s simple. The dental implant looks, feels and acts like a natural tooth. From root to crown, the dental implant replaces a tooth lost to decay, oral injury or advanced gum disease (periodontitis). It fills embarrassing smile gaps, strengthens the underlying jaw bone, and prevents loss of gum tissue.

Additionally, the dental implant requires no enamel preparation on surrounding teeth the way fixed bridgework or partial dentures do. Your natural teeth retain their size, shape, alignment and durability. Plus, placed in multiples, dental implants can secure full dentures or bridges for unparalleled beauty and stability.

Who Can Get Dental Implants?

Older teens and adults who are in good systemic health and have strong jaw bone qualify for dental implants. Also, people who practice diligent oral hygiene at home and get prophylactic care at their dental office fare better–as do non-smokers. Your Generations Dental Care dentist examines patients and uses X-rays and other modern imaging techniques, such as the Cadent iTero wand for precise digital impressions.

Then, the dentist formulates a treatment plan. The actual oral surgery from start to finish happens at Generations Dental Care–from implant placement to crown.

Procedure Details

Specifically, the implant procedure takes a few visits after that initial consultation. The dentist first incises the gums and drills a small hole into the jaw. He screws the titanium implant device into the bone and sutures the gums closed.

After many weeks of healing, the dentist attaches a metal post to the implant and bonds a customized porcelain crown in place. The healing time is critical to implant success because while the site recovers, the jaw bone fuses to the titanium implant device. This amazing process is called osseointegration. In fact, the Academy of Osseointegration says that the vast majority of dental implant procedures succeed and are retained for decades.

Are They Worth It?

While the treatment process is longer, dental implants are really worth the time and effort involved. They rarely need replacement. Contrast this with dental bridgework or partial dentures which typically have a lifespan of about 10 years. Although they are more expensive than traditional tooth replacement choices at the outset, dental implants are friendly to the wallet because once they are placed they stay in place.

Learn More about Dental Implants

If you live in the Concord area and are facing tooth extraction or already have smile gaps, contact Generations Dental Care for a consultation with one of our highly trained dentists. You’ll enjoy the complete information, listening attitude and impressive technology offered.

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