Whether teeth are extracted or missing, one or multiple, it is now a feasible option to replace them with dental implant restoration. An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain and looks amazingly like your natural tooth. One part is the titanium implant body that replaces the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. Our Brentwood cosmetic dentist, Robert C. Doht, DDS PC, handles your implants with great skill, placing them inside the jawbone with detailed accuracy. Implants can also be used to secure dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that your smile is more natural-looking.
Dental implants have transformed dentistry and our Brentwood cosmetic dentist offers you the permanent solution to replace missing teeth with implanted teeth that look and feel like your own teeth. Once our patients undergo the dental implant restoration multi-step process, they find they have a better feel, an improved look, and a more stable solution to their tooth loss. Dr. Doht educates our patients on the entire process, making you well aware that dental implants are much more than a cosmetic procedure. Replacing a lost tooth is needed in order to maintain the overall health and function of your surrounding teeth. Dental implant restoration also helps prevent tooth movement, and loss of jawbone in that specific area.
Dental implant surgery is done under local anesthesia and, without any complications, one implant will take a little over an hour. Done in our Brentwood cosmetic dentist, most patients say the procedure is less painful than having a tooth pulled. Some patients have mild soreness or swelling after their procedure, which is easily treated with over the counter medicines, and most patients return to work the next day. Dental implants should last between 15 and 25 years and are the only fixed alternative for a secure resolution to replace lost teeth. Whether it’s to replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth, secure a bridge, fix a bite problem, or guarantee a confident smile, you have the option with our Brentwood cosmetic dentist, to do it with the knowledge and training that will have you looking great and resting easy.