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Dental Implants

At Brittney K. Craig, DMD, we understand the significance of a healthy, confident smile. Dental implants are a remarkable solution that can help you regain not only the appearance but also the function of your missing teeth. In this brief guide, we'll explore what dental implants are, how they work, and the life-changing benefits they offer.

What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from biocompatible materials, such as titanium. These implants are surgically placed into your jawbone to provide a strong and stable foundation for replacement teeth.


The Dental Implant Process: The journey to a complete smile through dental implants typically involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation: We'll start by assessing your dental needs and discussing whether dental implants are the right option for you.

  2. Treatment Plan: If implants are suitable, we'll create a personalized treatment plan that outlines the steps involved, including any necessary preparatory procedures.

  3. Implant Placement: During a minor surgical procedure, the implant post is carefully and precisely placed into your jawbone. Over time, the bone fuses with the implant through a process called osseointegration, creating a stable foundation.

  4. Abutment Placement: Once the implant has integrated with your bone, an abutment is attached to it. The abutment serves as a connector between the implant and the replacement tooth.

  5. Restoration: We'll create a custom replacement tooth (crown, bridge, or denture) that matches your natural teeth in color, shape, and function. This restoration is securely attached to the abutment.


Benefits of Dental Implants: Dental implants offer numerous advantages, including:

  • Natural Look and Feel: Implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth, allowing you to smile and eat with confidence.

  • Long-Term Solution: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a durable and cost-effective choice.

  • Preserved Jawbone: Implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss that can occur with missing teeth.

  • Improved Oral Health: Implants do not require altering adjacent teeth, preserving their health and integrity.

  • Enhanced Quality of Life: Dental implants can significantly improve your overall quality of life by restoring your ability to eat, speak, and smile comfortably.

Invest in Your Smile and Well-Being: Dental implants are an investment in your oral health, appearance, and confidence. They provide a permanent solution for missing teeth that can have a positive impact on your self-esteem and overall well-being.

At Brittney K. Craig, DMD, we are committed to helping you achieve a complete, healthy, and radiant smile. If you have questions about dental implants or would like to explore your options for tooth replacement, please reach out to us. 

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