Dental Implants

When asked what aspect of themselves they would most like to change about themselves, as many as a third of Americans would choose their teeth, especially those with missing, misshapen, or discolored teeth.

Unfortunately, teeth are notoriously difficult to hide, which can make those of us who dislike our smiles feel embarrassed, self-conscious and even ashamed.

Thankfully there are certain cosmetic dental treatments that can help you perfect your smile. Dental implants can transform our teeth to give you the beautiful smile that you have always wanted.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the leading tooth replacement treatment in the United States. They not only take the place of teeth that are missing or require extraction for functional reasons, but they are also routinely chosen as a cosmetic solution for teeth that are badly spaced, discolored, or otherwise unsightly.

Implants are created from two separate components, which are joined using an abutment. The first component a titanium post. This biocompatible and extremely durable element of the implant is inserted into the jawbone at specific, pre-determined locations. Once a post is placed, it begins to fuse with the bone around it which makes it extremely secure. This process takes several months and is known as osseointegration.

The second part of the implant is the visible part of the tooth. This is a crown that is either 100% porcelain, or a combination of porcelain fused to metal.

The porcelain is color-matched to existing teeth or created in your chosen shade of whiteness. Each implant is custom designed and built to reflect the shape and size of a regular tooth, so that the finished implant both looks and feels completely natural.

Why choose dental implants?

There are many reasons that dental implants are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures requested in the U.S. today.

Functional and aesthetically beautiful

Dental implants have the unique benefit of being both a functional and cosmetic solution. Patients who have been living with the discomfort of damaged and broken teeth or tooth loss can have the full function of their mouth restored using dental implants, and enjoy the aesthetic improvements that the implants will make in their smile.

Discreet

Not only do dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth, but thanks to their permanent anchor in the mouth, they do not slip around when eating, drinking, or talking, like other tooth replacement solutions do. Instead, you can eat, drink, cough, sneeze, and even kiss without anyone realizing that your implants aren’t your natural teeth.

Convenient

Unlike dentures, which have previously been the tooth replacement aid of choice, dental implants do not need to be removed in order to enjoy certain foods or to clean them. Instead you can carry on with your day to day life as normal with no inconvenience or interruptions.

Better dental health

Dental implants can’t develop cavities and can be cleaned by brushing and flossing, just like regular teeth. This makes it easier than ever to look after your dental health.

Successful and long-lasting

Dental implants have the highest success rate of any surgically implanted device, and with proper care and routine visits to your dentist, could last you for the duration of your lifetime.

Dental implant procedure

Receiving dental implants requires multiple appointments with your implant surgeon. In addition to your consultation and the imaging required to produce natural-looking crowns, you will the attend an appointment to have the implant posts fitted. You are then fitted with temporary crowns while the posts fuse to the jaw bone, before returning a few months later so the final crowns can be fitted.

Candidacy for dental implants

Although dental implants are suitable for a wide range of patients, they are not the best solution for everybody. In order to assess your candidacy your dental implants, you will need to attend a consultation appointment with Dr. Tarantino.

During this appointment, you will be asked about your desires and expectations for dental implant surgery. Dr. Tarantino will also perform a thorough examination of your teeth and jaw, and will arrange for x-rays to be taken so that he can accurately determine if implants are the best solution for your smile makeover.


Dr. Tarantino is delighted to be able to use his extensive knowledge and skill to offer an exemplary dental implant service to his patients. If you would like to find out more about dental implant surgery, or if you would like to schedule your free consultation, please do not hesitate to contact our offices today.