Dental implants are a permanent solution for patients seeking that perfect white smile. Implants are a great choice for patients that have broken, damaged, or missing teeth. Implants act similar to an artificial tooth that is placed in the jawbone. They are extremely durable, and are built to last upwards of 25 years. Dental implants function like our natural teeth, and allow patients to speak and eat normally.
They are comfortable in the mouth, and do not cause gum or mouth irritation like with other restorative solutions. Implants provide long lasting results, and if cared for properly they can last a lifetime.
The dental implants process requires multiple appointments in our office. We require a consultation with each patient to discuss any goals, and to determine the best treatment plan. Once we are ready to begin the implant process, the first step involves placing the implant into the jawbone. After this step is complete there is a healing process that must occur. The healing period allows the implant time to fuse to the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This allows the implant to function like a natural tooth root in the mouth. In order for the implant to remain sturdy, and provide the required support, the patient must have enough bone present in the jaw. If necessary, bone grafts can be done to provide the additional support that is needed. Once the healing process is complete, the patient returns to our office to complete the implant process. An abutment or connector is placed on top of the implant, and this holds the crown securely in place. Custom crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth. Temporary crowns may be necessary until patients return to have the permanent crown installed.
If you are interested in finding out how you can benefit from Dental Implants, contact Dr. Thames to schedule your consultation
General dental procedures are specific to correcting the functioning of your teeth while helping improve cosmetic problems. General dentistry is ideal for both adult and pediatric patients. It is geared specifically to each individual patient, so your treatment will be different from another person coming in for care. We offer a wide range of different general dental procedures that can benefit your oral health.
General dentistry has many different purposes. For one, it helps to restore oral functioning so that it's easier for you to eat and chew. Many procedures help to eliminate pain and problems associated with one or more teeth. Another reason for why general dentistry is so important is because it corrects cosmetic issues that you might be experiencing concerning your smile.
Everyone is a candidate for general dentistry procedures. Our goal is to provide you with the care that you and your family need in a relaxed and modern environment. We take the time to get to know each of our patients and specify care according to what they require. General dentistry can even help in providing preventative care approaches to protect your teeth
We begin our time with patients with a cleaning and examination. This allows us to get to know the patient and create a treatment plan that is specific to them. Care is administered on an individual basis, and we always take your budgeting needs into consideration when planning out treatment for you. With the help of a complete consultation, we can get a feel for what your smile needs in order for it to look its absolute best. Some of the most common procedures you can expect with general dentistry include:
If you are ready to come into our office for a dental appointment, call us today and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.