Dental implants are designed to look, feel and function like natural teeth. Implants can restore the look of your smile, anchor dentures or other cosmetic work.
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that were first developed half a century ago by a Swedish scientist named Per-Ingvar Brånemark. Implants arose from the patient’s need to secure loose-fitting dentures. Since the advent of the implant, engineering and enhancements to the implant have enabled dentists to expand the implant’s usefulness, including the replacement of missing or lost teeth. At Estrabillo Dental Group we use implant techniques to provide tooth replacement solutions that include:
If the missing tooth space has no surrounding teeth, we may decide an implant is the most appropriate treatment choice or option.
Post Implant Care
Although proper oral hygiene is always recommended for maintaining good dental health, it is especially important when you have received a dental implant. Bacteria can attack sensitive areas in the mouth when teeth and gums are not properly cleaned, thus causing gums to swell and jawbones to gradually recede. Recession of the jawbone will weaken implants and eventually make it necessary for the implant to be removed. We recommend visiting the dentist at least twice a year to ensure the health of your teeth and implants. Dental implants can last for decades when given proper care.
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Locally owned and operated in Ancaster, we have been featured on The Wellness Hour, where Dr. Estrabillo discussed dental implants. For more information about our services or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today.