Though there are a number of options for replacing missing teeth, none are proven as effective or durable as dental implants. Dr. Kimberley Daxon and Dr. Deborah Lowry offer dental implant restorations, a permanent and natural looking solution for tooth loss. Advances in toothlike materials ensure that today’s dental implants will look and feel like your natural teeth – maybe even better!
Missing or broken teeth can make you look older and often make speaking and chewing difficult. Quickly becoming the standard in modern dentistry for replacing missing teeth, implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth where a bridge may normally be used, or to replace all teeth instead of dentures.
The dental implant process takes place over several months and requires multiple visits. The initial consultation involves a comprehensive evaluation of the head, mouth and jaw to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. Next, a series of photographs are taken and models are prepared to demonstrate the results of your procedure.
Did you know? Dental implants have a success rate of 95%.
Part of what makes dental implants so successful is that they are fused to living bone. Dr. Lowry will place a tiny post, commonly composed of titanium, into the jaw bone to act as an artificial root. Once the implant has healed, Dr. Kim Daxon and Dr. Deborah Lowry work to restore the implant, creating a cosmetic, porcelain crown which is placed on the implant to restore the natural function.
Dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. No one will know you have a dental implant, and you might even forget yourself. Find out how you can restore natural beauty and function to your smile with implant dentistry. Call our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Daxon and Dr. Lowry.