Dental Implants in Englewood

Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a dentist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge.  Dental implants are an ideal option if you have good general oral health and have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.  While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.

Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling you may forget you ever lost a tooth.  You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally.  Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth.  Maybe your dentures don’t feel secure or you have difficulty chewing.  If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence there is good news!  Areas restored with dental implants can look and feel just like your own natural teeth! Under proper conditions implants can last a lifetime.

Dr. Miller has extensive training and experience restoring dental implants, so be sure to ask us about any of your dental implant questions.

How Are Dental Implants Placed?

Dental implants offer a secure, stable and cosmetically natural looking tooth in the event you have lost a tooth. A relatively simple procedure, dental implants start by placing the artificial root where you lost your original tooth and allowing the bone to heal around the implant. Done through a process called Osseointegration, this is the process that provides the stable integration of the artificial root with your jawbone.

Once the implant has healed, Dr. Miller will make a customized crown to match the size, shape and color of your natural teeth. Before you know it, you will forget you ever lost a tooth and will love the look and feel of your new dental implant!

If you have any questions about dental implants, the process and if it is right for you, contact us today.

Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions:

Dental implants have given countless patients many amazing benefits, including:

  • You will smile again
  • Improved appearance
  • Improved comfort
  • Improved speech
  • Eat better, enjoy more foods, better nutrition
  • Convenience
  • Improved self-esteem

There are some medical factors that might prevent a person from being a good candidate for dental implants. Some of these may be uncontrolled diabetes, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, parathyroid disorders, blood disorders, rare bone disorders or bone marrow cancer. Some physical factors may include insufficient or poor quality bone, low sinuses or nerve bundles. Talk to Dr. Miller if you have concerns if dental implants are right for you.

The success of your implants will depend greatly on how well you maintain them. They will need to be professionally cleaned by a hygienist and examined by your implant dentist every three to four months.

Our hygienists are trained in the specific procedures of maintaining dental implants. Also, brushing and flossing daily is absolutely necessary for long-term success.

No. Any person at any age can have dental implants as long as there is enough bone available in which to place the implants.

Dr. Miller has planned and restored implant restorations on several patients well into their 90’s!

No. An effective local anesthetic is used during the surgery so that you do not have any discomfort during the placement of the implants. The mild discomfort you might experience after surgery can be controlled with medications and will quickly disappear.

You can go to work the next day, unless some particular surgical circumstance arises. Dr. Miller will discuss all postoperative instructions with you.

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    Dental implants are a great way to get a natural look and feel in your mouth if you have lost a tooth. Talk to Dr. Miller about dental implants and find out if they are right for you today!
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