Dentures are a treatment option for tooth replacement that is commonly used and works well for many people. In some cases, there are downsides to wearing dentures that may motivate you to look for an alternative treatment for tooth replacement.
With dental implants, you receive a permanent tooth replacement option that offers various benefits not offered by dentures. When you have dental implants, you have a more comfortable, natural feeling and natural-looking tooth replacement.
The Process for Transitioning to Dental Implants
Whether you have had difficulties adjusting to wearing dentures or your dentures don’t fit well, making speaking and eating a hassle, dental implants are a great solution to these issues. We begin our dental implant process with a consultation. Our experienced cosmetic dentist will evaluate to ensure you are a candidate for the procedure. During the consultation, they will discuss the entire dental implant procedure with you.
Once it is determined that dental implants are the best tooth replacement solution for you, your dentist will place your implants. This is a surgical procedure where the dental implant is placed into your jawbone, mimicking the roots of any missing teeth. At South Hills Dental Arts, we use the Galileos® 3D Cone Beam and CEREC to digitally plan and place your implants. With this technology, we have a high success rate with our implant placements and can create a customized plan for the entire procedure to meet your needs.
After we have placed all of your implants, you will need time to fully heal, which can take several weeks. We will perform an exam to ensure that your implants are all healed properly before placing the custom crowns on top of your implants.
Once you are fully healed, we will place the crowns on top of each of your implants. Each crown is custom-made to suit your needs and will provide you with a comfortable and reliable fit. After we have placed all of your custom crowns, you will be able to use your dental implants the same way you use your natural teeth, with no worries of an ill fit or food getting stuck between your gums and dentures.
Dental Implants in Pittsburgh
At South Hills Dental Arts, we offer experienced care and innovative technology to ensure that you receive a durable and shining smile with our dental implant procedure. We will work closely with you to create the smile of your dream, free from the hassles of dentures. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!