If you’re missing a tooth, or two, or all of them, we highly recommend dental implants. Implants are the #1 recommended tooth replacement solution on the market, by both doctors and patients. Drs. Mary and William Kingery have undergone extensive advanced training to be able to provide surgical dental implant placement with successful results from the comfort of your dental home. If affordability is a concern for you, we do have flexible financing options available.
“I appreciate how the practice constantly strives to keep up with the newest and best dental procedures” – Vickie H.
Dental implants are small posts or screws designed to replace a lost tooth root. Traditional restorations only replace the crown (the visible part) of the tooth, but implants go deeper and actually become fused with the jawbone over time. Dental implants can become a fully-integrated, secure part of your smile.
When tooth roots are left missing, the surrounding teeth can begin to shift and rotate to fill in the space, and the underlying jawbone will begin to deteriorate without the stimulation of the tooth root. Dental implants prevent this jawbone deterioration and stimulate new bone and tissue growth around the implant for the most secure solution with the healthiest results and the most natural look and function.
If you’re coping with the loss of your natural teeth for the first time, or you’ve been living with ill-fitting dentures for some time now, we would love to speak with you about implant-supported dentures. A series of dental implants can lock dentures in place, so you never have to worry about your smile.
Implant-supported dentures don’t require messy adhesives to remain locked in place, so you can forget about your dentures slip-sliding in your mouth. Implant-supported dentures can either be fixed or removable, depending on your individual needs. One of the greatest benefits, of course, are those of the implants stimulating your jawbone so you can maintain your healthy smile and facial shape.
If you’ve been missing teeth for a while now, your jawbone may have already deteriorated, in which case you may no longer be a candidate for dental implants (without the addition of other major procedures like bone grafting). However, we may have an alternative for you with mini implants.
Mini implants, as the name implies, are smaller than traditional implants—so they require less jawbone density to place. Mini implants are great for patients who have low bone density. They’re also slightly more affordable, so if traditional implants are out of your budget, we may still have a healthy implant solution for you. We would love to speak with you about your options.