At our Sunnyside dental practice, Drs. Hikade and Hikade-Wyatt believe in the importance of a great looking smile. Your teeth play a vital role in not only helping you enjoy daily activities like eating and drinking, but also in influencing how you look and feel.
A healthy smile isn’t something to take for granted. Gum disease, cavities, and unlikely accidents can all conspire to rob your smile of a little luster through tooth loss. The loss of one or more teeth can begin to compromise your appearance and your ability to eat and speak. Even more troubling, when a tooth is lost, the supporting bone structure that surrounds the gap in your smile can begin to deteriorate, significantly impacting your long-term oral health.
Fortunately, for nearly 30 years, dental implants have provided a solution for patients needing to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants offer an incredibly stable foundation for a tooth replacement that looks, functions, and feels just like your natural teeth.
Don’t let your oral health and confidence suffer any longer. Schedule a dental implant consultation today at our Sunnyside dental practice and start down the path toward reclaiming your smile.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are anchors surgically placed into your jawbone that act as an artificial replacement for natural tooth roots. Implants are made from titanium and other materials that the body easily accepts. Over time, the body will begin to naturally incorporate the titanium into the structure of your jaw, creating a firm anchor that can support a number of different restoration appliances. Once the healing process is complete, a crown, bridge, or denture can be secured to the implant by Dr. Hikade.
Implant technology has been used by dentists for decades to help restore the form and function back to patients’ smiles. Patients of all ages have selected dental implants to replace a single tooth, anchor a dental bridge, or to support partial or full dentures. Dental implants offer an affordable and lasting solution to repair any smile. When supported with brushing and flossing daily, and with regular exams and cleanings at our Sunnyside dental practice, a dental implant can last a lifetime.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants make a great choice for any patient who:
- Feels embarrassed about the appearance of their smile due to one or more missing teeth.
- Want to protect their long-term oral health by preventing the deterioration of the bone structure that holds their teeth into position.
- Want to prevent teeth that neighbor the gap in their smile from shifting or moving out of position.
- Want to be able to eat, drink, and speak like normal.
- Want to restore the confidence in their smile.
Dental implants also offer a number of advantages when compared to other types of restorations, such as a bridge or dentures. Implants look and feel just like your natural teeth, and teeth that surround the dental implant remain untouched during the placement procedure. Implants also provide a better, more secured fit. This means you don’t have to worry about slippage or embarrassing moments caused by loose dentures or bridges.
Are Implants Right for You?
Any patient who enjoys good health and has healthy gums and enough supporting bone structure can make an ideal implant candidate. To keep your implant healthy and functioning, you must remain committed to practicing quality oral hygiene on a daily basis. You also need to keep your mouth healthy by scheduling regular exams and cleanings with our team at Sunnyside Dentistry.
What are you waiting for? Take back your oral health by scheduling a dental implant consultation today with Drs. Hikade and Hikade-Wyatt.