The update aims to promote dental implants as a viable, permanent option for replacing irreparable or missing teeth.
More details can be found at https://riverdistrictsmiles.com/dental-services/dental-implants
The new dental implants offer a preferable alternative to dentures, bridges, and other natural tooth loss solutions.
When a tooth is missing, that part of the jaw does not move, which can lead to bone loss in the surrounding area, saggy facial features and gum tissue, and the shifting of other teeth. The exposed area is also more susceptible to gum disease and infection. With the updated dental implant services, River District Smiles Dentistry can provide patients with an artificial replacement tooth that looks and functions like a normal tooth.
River District Smiles Dentistry’ dental implant procedure involves fusing an implant post (usually made of biocompatible materials such as titanium) with the jawbone, to act as an artificial root. Once placed, a dental crown is installed on top of the post, serving as the new tooth. Besides filling the space left by the missing tooth, the dental implant stimulates the jaw, restores the alignment and balance of the bite, and improves overall health.
The doctors at River District Smiles Dentistry start the dental implant process with a thorough examination of the teeth, gums, and jawbone. A consultation is then scheduled to discuss the costs, procedure, and preparation (some dental implants require preliminary bone grafts or gum treatments). The procedure is performed under anesthesia, and depending on the number of implants and preliminary steps, it takes about two hours to complete. Once complete, a dental implant can last up to 20 years.
The cost of dental implants varies depending on several factors, such as overall oral health and how many implants are needed. River District Smiles offers affordable prices and accepts most major insurance plans.
Owned and operated by Drs. Matthew and Emily Hubis, River District Smiles Dentistry also offers a range of other dental solutions including examinations, cleanings, extractions, aligners, and veneers. In addition, they provide esthetic treatments such as Botox and TempSure Envi, as well as sleep apnea mouth guards. The office is currently accepting new patients.
Interested parties can find more information at https://riverdistrictsmiles.com/dental-services/dental-implants
River District Smiles Dentistry
652 Herrons Ferry Road STE 105
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