Dental Implants | Leander

What are Dental Implants? 

Dental implants are the closest thing to a natural tooth. They allow you get back the ability to chew, eat, drink and kiss just like how you could before! They often are made flawlessly with beautiful esthetics for an amazing smile.

Truth about Dental implants

Dental implants serve as artificial roots for your teeth. They are titanium screws that mimic your natural root anatomy. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone or maxilla, they bond integrate with your natural bone. Over time they will become a sturdy base for supporting one or more implant crowns.

An abutment is the next step and placed on top of the implant to support your crowns. The crowns are custom-made any way you like it. It can mimic your natural tooth structure and color or you can elect to make them lighter in color, longer in size etc!

Today’s dental implants have been around for over 30 years. They are the strongest & most reliable treatment available to support tooth replacement. Best of all, they allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally.

When performed by a trained and experienced dental implant dentist, dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry. We have implant trained dentists on-site that can carefully go over all your questions and concerns and make sure you feel comfortable throughout the implant process!

What to expect at Crystal Lake Dental

Getting a dental implant is an important decision! Dr. Rightmer will make sure that you are 100% confident in your decision. She will go over all your options and explain which ones are the best, at what price and what are the risks and benefits for any decision.

Once you decide to proceed with the implant we will need to take a panoramic x-rays for a complete evaluation of your jaw bone. Placing in the implant will seem like any dental procedure you might have experienced in the past. Dental anesthesia is so strong nowadays that you should not expect to feel any pain during the procedure. 

Once the implant is placed, there will be a waiting period of a couple months in order your bone to integrate with the implant itself. The last part is fitting a dental crown over the implant.