Your Friends Will Never Know!
You know that it’s important to replace missing teeth, right? But you may be concerned that replacement teeth will look fake, making you look older and advertising to the world that you’ve got false teeth. Stop worrying. There’s a better way. Dental implants from Dr. Woody Domingoes and Dr. Maria Valdes-Domingoes at Anastasia Dental Associates look, feel, and function like the real thing.
How an Implant Works
A dental implant replaces both the root and crown of a tooth. In this way, it mimics an actual tooth. Here’s how it works. A tiny, biocompatible titanium post is placed in the jawbone where a tooth is missing. During a process called osseointegration, your natural bone tissue fuses with the post. A special attachment placed on the post secures a custom-made implant crown. (A single implant can also hold in place multiple replacement teeth.)
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants restore your ability to chew comfortably and eat whatever you want. With implants, you won’t experience the dietary restriction you’d face with dentures. Dental implants restore structure to facial skin and muscles to get rid of that sunken look that often accompanies an incomplete smile. You’ll also put an end to the jawbone atrophy that can occur when teeth are lost.
Best of all, your dental implants will beautifully restore your smile to make it look like new! Implant-retained replacement teeth won’t loose their grip or slip and slide like old-fashioned dentures can. Teeth remain secure and speech remains clear. So, your friends, family, and coworkers won’t notice your dental work; they’ll just see your bright, beautiful smile!
Dental implants have an extremely high success rate — up to 98% — and they may last your entire lifetime with proper care.