If your tooth is missing or failing, you understand the toll it takes on not only your confidence but also your nutrition. This is because you may not be able to effectively chew your food, which means you can't eat the healthy foods you once enjoyed. You may also feel embarrassed about talking or smiling in front of others, which is hard on your self-esteem.
The good news is that dental implants can restore one or more missing teeth, and they may just be the solution you've been looking for. Here are the three steps that will get you a new tooth.
Schedule a Consultation
The first place to start is learning more about your options. A consultation with Dr. Kaya Aygen will help you do just that!
Dr. Aygen can determine whether implants are right for you with an examination and x-rays. Implants do require a couple of factors to ensure their success, and those are:
- The patient is in good general and oral health.
- There is enough healthy bone structure present to successfully support the implant.
If dental implants will not work for your needs, Dr. Aygen can discuss other tooth replacement options with you.
If implants are the right solution for you, the next step will be your implant placement surgery. Dr. Aygen will place your titanium implant post into your jawbone during surgery. Then your implant is given 3 to 4 months to heal, which also allows the implant to integrate with your bone. Your implant takes the place of your root and acts as the foundation for your new tooth.
The Implant Crown
Once your implant has healed, Dr. Aygen will custom design a new tooth for you. Your implant crown mimics your natural tooth in both form and shade, so it's functional and esthetically appealing. You'll be able to eat, chew, talk, and smile with confidence again.
If your tooth is missing or failing, it's a good idea to replace it as soon as possible to protect your oral health. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and learn more about dental implants in Sarasota, FL.