If you are concerned about missing teeth, dental implants may be right for you. Thanks to advanced technology, we can now replace the gaps in your smile with natural-looking dental implants. You have a normal life to get back to, and our team at White Center Smiles can help you do that.
Dental implants will not just improve your look. They also increase patients’ comfort with easier eating, restored speech, and better oral health. Dental implants are a great long-term option for getting back your full, confident smile.
How Dental Implants Are Placed
The first thing the dentist will do is surgically place the implant into the jaw. The dental implant acts like a post or brace, and is usually made of titanium. You will be placed on a diet of soft foods while the bone around the implant heals and fuses to the bone through a process called osseointegration. This growth makes the implant stronger.
The next step is the placement of the artificial tooth or teeth. Dr. Osundeko will customize your new dental crown specifically to fit in your mouth. We will help you get the right size, color, and shape to blend into your natural smile. If you need a bridge or dentures, we will use the same process to give your confidence back with a dazzling new smile!
Dental Implants and Sedation
We want you to be comfortable throughout your dental implant treatment. At White Center Smiles, we have several sedation options to help you with your anxiety. From the simple and quick relaxation induced by laughing gas to heavier generalized anesthesia, we will make sure you feel calm under Dr. Osundeko’s care. For more information, visit our Sedation Dentistry page.
If you are interested in dental implants, you will want to discuss them with your dentist first to make sure your jawbone is healthy and will heal quickly. If you want to smile with confidence again, call us today!