During a dental implant procedure, Dr. Horlick installs a titanium root in your jaw to anchor artificial replacement teeth or crowns. This procedure can give you permanent teeth for a lasting solution or removable teeth, depending on what you and your dentist decide is right for your situation.
This replacement root provides a way to add prosthetic teeth when the natural teeth have been removed. A dentist can use this option for one tooth, a few teeth or all your teeth. You can lose teeth for a variety of reasons. For instance, an injury could knock one out or periodontal disease and decay may have progressed until the tooth fell out or needed to be removed.
This procedure is not right for everyone, Dr. Horlick can evaluate your oral and dental health needs to determine if implants are the best solution. You need to have enough bone in the jaw, and it’s best if you have a healthy mouth without gum disease.
Dental implants are an alternative to dentures and bridges, with the same goal of creating replacement teeth. You might prefer dental implants to dentures, or you may benefit from the stimulation to the jawbone provided by dental implants.
Usually, your dentist would use an endosteal implant that is installed directly into the jawbone with screws or another tool. Another choice is a subperiosteal implant that the dentist puts on top of the jawbone. This option works for people who don’t have enough bone in the jaw to hold the implant post.
The teeth installed on the implant posts are made to match the appearance of the rest of your teeth. After having the procedure, you will have better dental health and you can look and feel your best.
Cherokee Smiles is happy to help arrange payment of benefits through your dental insurance carrier as we work with most insurance companies. Even if we are not a part of your insurance network it still may be possible for you and your family to receive coverage for dental treatment. To find out more, contact one of our financial coordinators by calling us.
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