Dental Services That Fix Gaps and Restore Smiles
At Belmont Dental, we are committed to providing the best dental implant services to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile after tooth loss. In our opinion, smiling should never be a fear. The truth is that this is a reality for so many living with missing or decaying teeth. Failing teeth can rob you of your self-confidence, keep you from enjoying laughter or your favorite foods, or force you to avoid smiling confidently in photos. When it comes to restoring your smile confidence, a dental implant treatment may be the best solution for living a fuller life.
Restore Your Smile And Your Self-Confidence
Dental implants work—plain and simple. At Belmont Dental, we offer “the gold standard” solution to missing, decaying, and failing teeth with the highest-quality dental implants. Our experienced team, state-of-the-art dental technology, and personalized treatment plans deliver a precise and seamless surgery, resulting in a beautiful, healthy, and radiant new smile immediately following your appointment.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an exceptional way for people to replace missing or damaged teeth and offer a fixed alternative to removable partial or complete dentures. With their superior support and stability, implant dentistry offers unparalleled assistance to dental appliances.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that a dentist or Periodontist surgically implants into the upper or lower jawbone to support a replacement tooth or bridge. They are made of titanium and other biocompatible materials and are designed to fuse with the jawbone over time.
One amazing thing about dental implants is that implant-borne teeth are highly realistic in appearance and can enhance or even restore a patient’s smile. Known for their impressive strength, stability, and durability, dental implants can last a lifetime. However, they may require periodic tightening or replacement due to natural wear and tear.
Understanding Our Dental Implant Process
The process of getting implants requires several visits over a period of months. At Belmont Dental, we believe that informed patients make the best decisions about their oral health. That’s why we take time to explain each step of dental implant surgery and process to our patients.
During your initial consultation, your oral health, medical history, concerns, and goals will be discussed with one of our doctors. Next, x-rays and impressions of your teeth will be evaluated to check the bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for the implant. This is needed to develop a customized dental implant treatment plan.
Once a customized dental implant treatment plan is developed, your implant surgery will be scheduled. During this procedure, the doctor will place dental implants in the jawbone. This process can take several months, during which time the implant will become fully integrated with the jawbone.
Abutment Placement and Post Placement
Once the dental implant placement is done and the implant fuses with the upper or lower jawbone, an abutment is placed on top of the implant connecting the implant to the replacement tooth or bridge and serving as a base for attaching the artificial tooth or crown. Next, depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required to place the “post” that will hold the new tooth in place.
However, some implant systems have a pre-fabricated abutment that is already attached to the implant at the time of surgery, so the post and abutment are placed at the same time. Ultimately, the order of abutment and post-placement may vary depending on the implant type and specific treatment plan.
After the abutment is placed, impressions of your teeth are taken to create a customized replacement tooth or bridge. This replacement will be designed to match your existing tooth shape, size, and color for a natural-looking smile.
Fitting of New Teeth
After several weeks of healing, the new teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. This dental implant placement step may take one to two months to complete.
Attachment of New Teeth
After a healing period, the new artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant. This provides excellent stability and comfort to the patient through the dental implant surgery process.
Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor the healing progress and ensure the implant was a success. Care instructions for the implant and replacement tooth or bridge will be provided when the treatment is completed.
Why Consider a Dental Implant Service?
Our dental implants offer a wide range of benefits. Here are some of the reasons why using Belmont Dental’s implant services may be right for you.Your oral health is important to you
Unlike traditional tooth-supported bridges, dental implants do not require the removal of healthy tooth structures.
You want the smile you’ve always dreamed of
Dental implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. These artificial teeth are customized to match the shape, size, and color of your existing teeth, restoring your smile’s appearance and improving your overall facial aesthetics.
You value implants that are durable
Our implants are made of high-quality materials that are resistant to decay, fracture, and other dental problems. Our implant surgery produces a smile to last a lifetime.
You enjoy comfortable dentures
Our implants are securely anchored in the upper or lower jawbone, providing a stable and comfortable foundation for replacement teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, they do not slip or shift when you talk or eat.
You want to improve your speech
Missing teeth can cause a lisp or other speech impediments. Your dental implant will restore your ability to speak clearly and confidently.
Our Dental Implant Services
Single Tooth Implants
If you have a single missing tooth, a dental implant can be used to replace it. The implant is surgically placed in the jawbone and left to fuse with the bone. Once the implant has fully integrated with the other teeth, a custom-made crown is attached to the implant, thereby restoring the function and appearance of your real tooth.
Multiple Teeth Implants
Dental implants can be used to replace one or more teeth. They’re placed strategically in the jawbone to support the bridge or denture, providing a stable and comfortable foundation for replacement teeth that look like real teeth.
Implant-supported dentures offer a more stable and comfortable alternative to traditional dentures. The denture is anchored to dental implants in the jawbone, providing a secure and stable foundation for replacement teeth. This eliminates the need for adhesives or the worry of dentures slipping or shifting while eating or speaking.
All-on-4® Dental Implants
All-on-4® dental implants are a revolutionary treatment option for patients who have lost all of their teeth. With this treatment, a full arch of replacement teeth is anchored to four strategically placed dental implants. This innovative treatment option provides a more comfortable and natural-looking smile than traditional dentures.
Comparing Dental Implants to Alternative Options
When it comes to replacing missing or damaged teeth, there are several options available. Two of the most common alternatives to dental implants are dentures and bridges. Here is a comparison of dental implants to these alternative options:
Dentures are removable false teeth that are designed to replace missing teeth. They are the most cost-effective option, but they also have several disadvantages. Dentures require messy adhesives to stay in place, and they can shift or fall out, causing embarrassment and discomfort. They can also interfere with the ability to taste food properly.
Bridges are permanent dental appliances that are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are attached to the remaining natural teeth on either side of the gap, and they can last up to 15 years with proper care. However, bridges can put additional stress on the natural teeth that support them, and they don’t prevent bone loss in the jaw where dental implants do.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots placed into the upper or lower jawbone. They provide a healthier and more permanent solution to failing teeth. They are designed to preserve jawbone quality and density, which helps maintain a natural facial structure and appearance. They’re also the most long-lasting and durable option, with an implant success rate of over 95%.
Overall, a dental implant solution offers the most benefits and is recommended for patients who want a permanent solution and final restoration of their smile.
Why Belmont Dental for Dental Implants?
Choosing the right dental provider for your implant procedure is a critical decision that can impact your oral health and quality of life. At Belmont Dental, we pride ourselves on offering exceptional dental implant services to our patients. Here are some reasons to choose us for your dental implant surgery needs:
Experience and Expertise
Our dental team has extensive experience and expertise in dental implantology. We use nothing but the latest techniques and technologies to ensure that our patients receive the best and highest quality care and achieve optimal results.
We understand that every patient is different and has unique dental needs and goals. As a result, we take a personalized approach to treatment, tailoring our services to meet your specific needs and preferences.
Our dental practice is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including digital imaging and 3D scanning, to ensure our patients receive the most accurate and efficient treatment possible.
We strive to make our patients extremely comfortable and relaxed during their dental implant surgery procedure. From our friendly and welcoming staff to our comfortable treatment rooms, our patient’s comfort is a priority.
We offer comprehensive dental implant services, from single tooth replacement to full mouth restorations. Our team is committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care and support throughout every stage of their dental implant journey.
If you are considering dental implants, schedule a consultation with our team to learn how we work together to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
Dental Implant FAQs
Q: Who is a good dental implant candidate?
A: Anyone with missing teeth or significant tooth damage can be a candidate for dental implants. Additionally, people with sufficient bone density in their jaw to support the implant and maintain good oral hygiene habits are also suitable for this treatment.
Q: How long will the dental implant procedure last?
A: Procedure length depends on the individual and the number of implants needed. It typically takes a few months to complete the entire process, including the healing and integration of the implant into the jawbone.
Q: Is the dental implant procedure painful?
A: Not exactly. Local anesthesia is used during the surgery to ensure you are comfortable and experience minimal pain. After the surgery, you may experience some discomfort and swelling, but it can be managed with pain medication and ice packs.
Q: How long do dental implants last?
A: They can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance, including regular brushing, flossing, maintenance of the overall health of your mouth, and routine dental check-ups
Q: What is the success rate of dental implants?
A: Dental implants have a success rate of around 95% and are considered a safe and effective treatment option for missing teeth. However, the success rate can vary depending on the individual and their oral health.
Q: Can dental implants be used to replace multiple teeth?
A: Yes, dental implant surgery can be used to replace one or multiple teeth. A dental bridge or denture can be attached to the implants to restore the appearance and function of the teeth.
Q: Are there any restrictions I need to know about after getting dental implants?
A: Dental implants require some maintenance. Patients should avoid hard or chewy foods a few days after the surgery and follow the dentist’s instructions for post-operative care, practice good oral hygiene, and schedule regular dental check-ups.
Q: Is there a risk of implant failure?
A: While dental implants have a high success rate, dental implants may have a risk of implant failure due to infection, implant rejection, or insufficient bone structure in the jaw. Patients should follow their dentist’s instructions for post-operative care and maintain good oral hygiene to reduce implant failure risk
Q: How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implant cost varies depending on various factors, including the number of implants needed and the complexity of the procedure. At Belmont Dental, we believe that everyone deserves a healthy and beautiful smile. That’s why we offer flexible financing options to make dental implants more affordable for our patients. During your consultation, we will provide you with a detailed cost estimate for your treatment.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation Today
If you live in the Belmont area and are interested in dental implant surgery, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team. Our experienced dentists will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan and use the latest techniques and technologies to restore your smile while making sure your dental implant procedures are safe, effective, and comfortable.