What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a surgical treatment designed to replace a missing tooth from root to cusp. At Alaska Dental Arts, our skilled dentist is able to perform this entire treatment and is dedicated to helping you restore your smile. We understand the effect that tooth loss can have on both your oral health and your self-esteem, and we provide dental implants as a long-lasting, beautiful solution.
How are dental implants placed?
To place dental implants, our team, led by Dr. Derek Lowe, will follow these general measures:
- First, your new tooth roots are surgically placed into your jawbone. These new tooth roots are small metal posts that can fuse with your natural bone structure.
- Your gums are allowed to heal fully before an attachment post, known as an abutment, is placed on top of the new tooth roots.
- A final dental restoration is made suited to your specific needs and goals. Generally, we use dental crowns, bridges, or dentures.
- Your dental restoration is permanently cemented into place.
Our caring dental team is also here to guide you throughout the healing process. We always want you to feel confident in your smile.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
There are many advantages to dental implants in Fairbanks, Alaska. Dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. They will last for years and look beautiful. If you are interested in learning about these benefits and more, we invite you to contact our dental office today. We would love to help you schedule your dental implant consultation. We are eager to restore your smile to optimal health and beauty.