Somerset, KY Dental Implant Treatment
If you are missing teeth, you know firsthand the physical and emotional difficulties that it can cause. Not only do missing teeth make it difficult to chew and speak properly, but you will also have the embarrassment that comes with gaps in your smile.
At Southern Dental Group, Dr. Michael Pope is exceptionally skilled at numerous tooth replacement therapies including dental implant restoration. He works with some of the top surgeons in our area to provide you with an optimum outcome.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are biocompatible titanium structures that we surgically place in the area of the tooth normally occupied by your root. Implants anchor to your jawbone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth.
After your surgery, we allow time for you to heal. A process called osseointegration occurs that fuses your bone and implant together, creating a stable foundation to support an implant crown, which we custom create to match your natural smile and fabricate from a strong substance such as porcelain.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
- Dental implants help to retain your natural bone structure because they mimic your natural tooth. Your teeth’s roots stimulate your jawbone and prevent bone resorption that often occurs with tooth loss.
- Single-unit dental implants look and feel like your other teeth. Designed and shaped just like your natural tooth, no other tooth replacement option provides such realistic results. No one will ever notice that you have an implant, and you will not be limited by having to avoid certain foods.
- Dental implants are convenient because you can brush and floss them just like your other teeth. Once we surgically place them in your bone and they heal completely, they are permanent and non-removable. When cared for properly, dental implants can last a long time, even decades!
Implant-Retained Dentures and Bridges
If you are looking for more stability when it comes to your dentures, we can design implant-supported dentures to give you additional comfort and confidence. By using a few strategically placed dental implants, you can eliminate the likelihood that your dentures will come loose, which can cause sores and make eating difficult.
When you have multiple missing teeth and a traditional dental bridge is not an option, we can use implants to create a permanent dental bridge to replace your missing teeth. With a combination of dental implants and bridgework, we can replace multiple missing teeth without the need for a partial denture. Implant-supported bridges offer convenience and comfort. We offer a variety of implant options, the 3M Denture Attachment System is one of them. Feel free to find out more about the 3M System below.
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Whether you have one missing tooth or many that need replacement, Dr. Pope can provide the treatment options that will work best for your health and lifestyle. Don’t let missing teeth hold you back or make you feel self-conscious any longer. We will partner with you to restore and maintain optimum dental health so you can truly enjoy life.