We can improve your bite, restoring function and your look, with the placement of a dental implant. Tooth implants are a great advancement in modern dentistry, allowing patients to have a tooth that not only looks real, but feels real.
Dr. Pickens, along with everyone at Pickens Family Dentistry, is here to provide you with healthy teeth and gums, so that you can continue to chew naturally, speak well, and feel comfortable in social situations. Dental Implants can give you that ability when a natural tooth has been lost. We would love to meet with you to discuss your needs and evaluate your situation.
Additional Dental Implant Information
How do dental implants work?A dental implant is not the tooth itself, it’s the base. We take a biocompatible titanium post, which resembles a screw, and surgically implant it directly into your jawbone. This post will serve as a new root system for a tooth that is lost. Once this post is placed, your living tissue will begin to heal around it. This healing involves more than just healing, a process known as osseointegration occurs. This process is a fusing, your bone and tissue will grow around the implant, bonding it to your bone, making it part of it. This is because the implant is biocompatible, meaning that your body does not see it as a foreign object and instead grows around it, fusing it to the bone. Once this implanted post is fused, it is a solid firm foundation for a number of different dental prosthesis.
With the implant solidly in place, we can then customize your dental appliance. You can have the post topped with a dental crown, for a single tooth restoration, or you can have it topped with a dental bridge or even a denture device. Depending on the health of your other teeth, we may recommend more than one post to be implanted. There is so much that we can accomplish with the placement of a tooth implant, we can restore your chewing, your bite, and your smile.
Missing TeethWhat patients often do not understand is that missing teeth is actually a large problem. When you lose a tooth, whether due to injury or extraction, a number of problems occur, some immediate and some over time. This includes: