Get a Natural-Looking Smile
Are you looking to fully restore one or more missing teeth? Dental implants replace damaged or missing teeth while improving your oral health. They’re made of strong materials such as titanium and porcelain so they function just like your natural teeth. They’re also very attractive.
Dental implants can replace any number of teeth, even a whole arch. They can also be used to secure your existing dentures, enhancing comfort and stability. With implants, you’ll be able to eat what you want and speak more clearly.
The Dental Implant Process
Before Dr. Eric Martin can provide you with dental implants, he must first evaluate your jaw and take 3D images. This will help him determine the correct size, shape, and placement of your restorations. He’ll also be able to simulate an image of your smile with dental implants to show you what your final results will be.
If you have damaged or decayed teeth that need to be removed, Dr. Martin will extract them before beginning the dental implant process. The first part of your restoration that’s placed is your dental implant fixture. This titanium root is attached directly to your jaw.
After the bones in your jaw have healed around the implant fixture, we’ll use a connecting piece called an abutment to attach your porcelain crown. Once this final piece is placed, you’ll be ready to use your restorations just like your natural teeth.
Your Comfort Is Our Priority
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible during the entire process, so we’ll provide you with dental sedation as necessary. This will ensure you don’t feel any pain or discomfort.
Taking Care of Your Implants
Maintaining the health of your dental implants is similar to taking care of your natural teeth. To ensure maximum longevity, brush your implants twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste, floss at least once a day, and rinse your mouth regularly with an alcohol-free mouthwash.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Are you looking to gain back the full functionality of your smile? Dental implants allow you to eat all your favorite foods without difficulty and speak clearly with ease.
Your new smile will boost your self-confidence, improving your relationships. With dental implants, you’ll want to smile more around others, projecting happiness and positivity.
If you’re interested in receiving dental implants, talk to Dr. Martin about your eligibility.
Completely Restore Your Smile
If you’re ready to achieve a flawless, functioning smile, our friendly staff can help. Dr. Martin has years of experience placing dental implants and he’d love to help you receive your dream smile.
Contact us at (217) 355-9997 to start the life-changing journey to a beautiful smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental implants last?
If you follow the care tips mentioned above, your dental implants can last a lifetime.
How much do dental implants cost?
Dental Implants generally start at about $3,000 per tooth, however, each patient is different and the price will be determined off a variety of factors. If you have any additional questions about your cost of care, just give us a call at (217) 355-9997 and we’ll be happy to speak with you.
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
After your dental implant procedure, you’ll care for them just as you would with your regular teeth. Brush them twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste, floss at least once daily, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash.
Are dental implants safe?
Yes, dental implants are safe. We use the highest quality materials and advanced procedures to ensure you remain healthy and safe.
Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?
Insurance coverage of dental implants varies by provider. Contact us or your insurance provider to see how much of the procedure your plan will pay for.
What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?
If you experience pain or a complication of any kind, contact us immediately. We’ll schedule an appointment with Dr. Martin so he can fix the issue.