Dental Implants in Farmington
Best Tooth Replacement Option
Replacing damaged or missing teeth is now possible with dental implants in Farmington, NM from Thompson Dental Group. In the past, patients generally had to rely heavily on non-implant dental bridges and dentures to replace their missing teeth, but advances in dentistry have made implants possible. Modern implants look, feel and function just like real teeth. Each missing or damaged tooth can be permanently replaced by anchoring the replacement implant into the jaw itself. Dental implants look and feel like the real thing, helping patients to avoid the route of partial or full dentures.
What Are Implants And Why Should I Consider Them?
Dental implants are the optimum solution for replacing one or more missing teeth. A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw and functions as a stable foundation for a specially crafted replacement tooth (or teeth). Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or an entire arch.
Advantages of dental implants
Dental implants have many advantages over other forms of tooth replacement. They are stable in your mouth while giving you the look and feel of natural teeth. They also help prevent bone loss which could otherwise occur in your jaw. And unlike other forms of tooth replacement, they can last a lifetime with proper care. Contact our specialists on dental implants in Farmington to get started with your consultation.
Dental Implant Process
Dr. Thompson will create your unique treatment plan and coordinate with a local oral surgeon or periodontist who will perform the tooth implant surgery. Dr. Thompson will complete the restoration in our Farmington dental office.
Implantation: The placement of the dental implant is a simple procedure performed in the dentist office under local anesthesia. It typically takes three to six months for the implant to heal and fully integrate with the jawbone. In some cases, Dr. Thompson will place the permanent dental crown during this visit. Other times, a temporary crown will be placed while the implant heals.
Attaching artificial teeth (bridge, crown or denture) to implants anchored in the bone below the gum line are implant restorations. These can be snapped, cemented or screwed onto the dental implants. The treatment is designed to give a strong, secure tooth while improving the overall look and feel of the teeth. Your restoration will look and function the same as your natural teeth. You can brush and floss normally. For superior quality and care for your implant restoration in Farmington NM, visit Dr. Thompson at Thompson Dental Group.
Single Tooth Replacement
Multiple Tooth Replacement
Full Arch Replacement
Implant Success Rate Up to 98%
While there are certain factors that may play into how successful dental implant procedures may be, the overall success rate is extremely high and very safe. Patients with otherwise healthy gums and bone are great candidates for dental implants. Speaking with your dentist can help to determine the recommended course of action after a thorough consultation.
Routine visits to Thompson Dental Group for routine care will ensure long term health and function of your dental implant.