Dental implants are a preferred procedure to replace missing teeth because they are a permanent solution. Dental implants require a titanium screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone and a porcelain crown over top of the implant. While Dr. Batterton does not perform the dental implant surgery procedure, he has extensive experience building and placing the crown restoration. The crown will look exactly like one of your natural teeth.
As part of the consultation process, Dr. Batterton will examine your teeth and assess your oral health. Then, he will determine if a dental implant, dental bridge, denture or other treatment options are right for your needs. If he recommends a dental implant, he will refer you to a periodontist or oral surgeon and will work with that specialist to complete your treatment plan.
If you think you may be a candidate for a dental implant, contact our office today to schedule your consultation. A dental implant could be your next step toward a beautiful, healthy smile. We look forward to helping you achieve your dental goals!
Dental implants are best for patients with missing teeth or broken teeth due to these reasons.
Implants are permanent and designed to join with the jawbone, meaning you won’t have to constantly take them out or worry about losing them! Almost no one can tell the difference between an implant and a natural tooth. Since dental implants are a permanent fixture, they are also very dependable and comfortable. You won’t experience any discomfort while eating, talking, or smiling; they look like natural teeth.
Dental implants improve biting force compared to other tooth replacement options because they are placed into the jaw, similar to an actual tooth root. Other replacements merely sit on the gum line and cannot match their bite force potential.
Unlike implants or partial dentures, full dentures sit on top of your gums. This can lead to various problems, including discomfort, difficulty tasting food, and gum sores. Additionally, they may shift or click when you talk or eat, which can be embarrassing. Full dentures are relatively low-cost upfront but only last 7 to 15 years. Over the long term, replacement costs can add up significantly. And because they need to be removed regularly for cleaning purposes (a time-consuming process), full dentures can be quite a hassle overall.
As if the mentioned benefits weren’t enough, dental implants in Delaware are the best option to replace missing teeth. They don’t need to be removed for cleaning as dentures do, and they’re much easier to take care of overall. In addition, with regular brushing, a dental implant can last you a lifetime!
The initial expense is the main drawback of dental implants compared to dentures. However, when you factor in the additional costs of dentures, implants are often a more financially savvy choice despite the higher upfront cost.
We welcome you to Eric Batterton, DDS. We promise to treat you with incredible compassion as we provide comprehensive dentistry to you and your family. Contact us today at 740-363-9741 to schedule an appointment. Or, click the link below to request an appointment.