What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants, which are the closest you can get to natural teeth, give off a fantastic, authentic smile and allow you to laugh, smile and simply enjoy life without the insecurities that surround a less than perfect smile. Implants have improved numerous smiles over the past thirty years, and the trend is likely to continue.
A dental implant is a surgical procedure in which a replacement tooth root is placed and fused with the jawbone. Although it sounds invasive, it is a safe procedure and is arguably the best option for replacing a large quantity of missing teeth. Dental implants provide the look and feel of natural teeth and can last for years, if not decades, without needing to be repaired or replaced.
At Pure Health Dental, you are our priority. Implants offer an excellent alternative especially for those who have experienced discomfort from sore areas, poor ridges, or gagging with their dentures. We offer free dental implant consultations where we can discuss with you the benefits and options available.
Dental Bone Grafting
A dental bone graft is most commonly used at the site of an extraction. It is also used when a patient wants to get dental implants but whose jawbone has deteriorated and cannot provide proper or adequate support for the implants. Dental bone grafts help to build up the jaw bone in the areas where jawbone has deteriorated.
Dental bone grafting is typically a minor in-office surgical procedure; a small incision is made in the gum to expose the bone below it and grafting material is added. The grafting material serves as a platform, allowing the body to grow new bone cells. Over time, the grafted area will be replaced by the patient’s new bone. Once the built-up jawbone can properly support implants the patient can move forward with getting their implants. Call Pure Health Dental to learn more.