Implant DiagramDental implants are artificial replacements for real tooth roots. They are used to firmly support permanent or removable teeth. Dental implants are considered by many as an alternative to bridges and dentures. Once the dental implants are implanted in the mouth, they fuse with the bone which make them permanent. One of the advantages of dental implants is that they do not slip out of the mouth while speaking, unlike dentures, which have a tendency of falling especially when they are not equipped properly.

Since dental implants function like real teeth, they allow you to eat normally, unlike dentures. The installation of dental implants does not require reducing other teeth in order to support the implants, and this supports long-term oral health. Dental implants are very easy to maintain, and they can last for many years. In general, dental implant surgery has a success rate of 98% depending on the placement of the dental implants. Dental implants are not covered by dental insurance.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Anyone healthy enough may undergo dental implant surgery. You must have healthy gums and bones in order to hold the implants in place. Your commitment to oral hygiene and frequent dental visits is also critical. Heavy smokers, people who are suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders, or patients who have undergone radiation therapy in the head or neck area should undergo a thorough health evaluation to assess if their health can support the strain of having dental implants.

What Can I Expect with Dental Implant Surgery?

The first step in the dental implant process is the creation of an individualized treatment plan. The plan specifies the patient’s needs after examination by a team of doctors specialized in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. The dentist team chooses the appropriate implant option based on their findings during the examination. The titanium tooth root implant is then inserted into the bone socket of the missing tooth. The jawbone grows around the root implant as it heals, making the implant permanent. This process takes 6 to 12 weeks. The abutment, an object that connects the root implant and the artificial teeth, is then connected to the implant. The dentist then makes use of the entire mouth as a basis for the creation of the new tooth. The artificial tooth, or crown, is then connected to the abutment.

Most people who have undergone the dental implant operation reported to have very little discomfort during the operation, and some people even state that tooth extraction is more painful than dental implants. Local anesthesia is administered during the operation and soreness after the operation may be treated with over-the-counter pain medications.

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Excellent dentist and staff! They were so patient, kind and informative. I felt much better about what I was spending money on once they explained more about my teeth and what was or could happen. They kept me comfortable and stopped to reevaluate at the first sign of discomfort on my part. I would and will go back to get more work or check ups done.

Stephanie W.

I came in and had a great experience with Dr. Jackson and staff. I hate going to the dentist but the staff made me feel very welcomed and they were not judgmental at all. I will be back, thank you!

Steven W.

This is the best dentist office I have ever been to. Hands down the nicest people from the hygienist to the dentist they are nice, kind and more than willing to talk to me. I don’t know what else I could ask for in a dentist office!

Tom S.

I have been taking my family to this office for 2 years now. I have had many dentists through my life. Dr. Mitchell is the only one I have thought of as my favorite. The part that helps the most is his gentle way of administering the shot. I barely feel it. I have always felt welcomed by the office staff and treated well. I would recommend this dentist to anyone. We only see Dr Mitchell so I can’t comment on any other dentists working there. The hygienists are knowledgeable, kind and gentle also.

Carrie O.

Great office for dental work, we refer all of our patients here from our orthodontic office.

George N.

I am 53 years old and have all of my own teeth for a reason…. I know a good dentist when I find one !!! Avenue Dental Care treated me with respect and did 4 fillings PERFECTLY in just over an hour. No pain during, or the next day. I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Avenue Dental Care !! They also have long hours and are open on Saturdays. They ALWAYS give you a reminder text/call and they accept CARE CREDIT !!! They reward highly for referrals too !

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