Replacing Missing Teeth to Create Healthy, Strong Smiles
Dental implants are tiny, manmade tooth roots that anchor replacement teeth. Made from biocompatible titanium, dental implants are accepted as a natural part of your anatomy. Over time, the jawbone fuses around the implant, creating a permanent foundation for a custom crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants are the only tooth-replacement option that closely mimics the anatomical structure of natural teeth.
Why should I replace missing teeth?
Aside from diminishing self-confidence, missing front teeth impair biting/chewing ability, cause additional strain to surrounding teeth, and eventually lead to more tooth loss. Back teeth are essential to chewing and a comfortable bite. A misaligned bite can cause headaches, facial pain, and tooth wear. Additionally, patients with missing teeth may experience:
- An increased risk of gum disease and tooth decay
- Bone loss and facial sagging
- Shifting of remaining teeth
- Heightened tooth sensitivity
What’s involved in dental implant therapy?
First, Dr. Kandare will perform a thorough evaluation, including X-rays and a soft-tissue analysis to determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants. The first stage of therapy involves implant placement. Dr. Kandare will work closely with a surgeon who places the implants into the jawbone. After the bone tissue has fused with the implant post, Dr. Kandare will restore the implant(s) with a custom crown, bridge, or denture.
Are dental implants right for me?
To receive dental implants, you must be in good overall health and have adequate bone density. In some cases, Dr. Kandare can perform pre-operative therapies like bone grafts that will enable you for implants if you weren’t formerly a candidate. Dr. Kandare will thoroughly explain your treatment options and recommend the procedure that best fits your lifestyle.
Call today to reserve your dental implant consultation with Dr. Wesley P. Kandare. Our dental office is conveniently located in the Great Bridge Hickory area in Chesapeake, Virginia just north of the North Carolina border. We serve patients from Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, Moyock, Elizabeth Chesapeake, Currituck, Outer Banks and beyond with personalized dental care.