A missing tooth is more than a cosmetic annoyance. The gaps created by missing teeth can invite bacteria and infection, can compromise a patient’s ability to eat and speak correctly, and can allow adjacent teeth to shift their positioning. If you are missing a tooth or teeth, it is important to fill the gap to prevent further damage to your mouth.
Whether it is to replace a single tooth, or to create a full mouth of secure permanent new teeth, implants are a proven, long lasting alternative to bridges and dentures. In fact, a dental implant could very well last a lifetime because it is impervious to cavities! Acting as substitute roots, dental implants bond with the bone to form a stable foundation for permanent replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Dr. Slater has additional experience and up-to-date training with virtually all implant systems and prosthetic treatment options. Taking care of patients in need of dental implants is one of their favorite treatments. Dr. Slater is so confident in their ability to create a successful result that they created a limited warranty for their implant work with coverage for eight years!
From start to finish, it is a simple process to receive a dental implant at Slater Family Dentistry. In most cases, tooth removal, bone grafting, and implant surgery can be completed at our office without the need to visit a second office. While surgically placing a titanium implant into the jaw sounds like it would be considered major surgery, dental implant surgery is simple and relatively painless. Most patients never miss a day of work after implant surgery. Our surgical results are consistent, predictable, and exceptional. When the implant is ready to be restored with a permanent porcelain crown, Dr. Slater has created special relationships with specific, highly-trained laboratory technicians to help them create a final product that is strong, chews comfortably, does not collect food around it, and looks natural.
If you think dental implants may be right for you, please call us at (480) 981-3047 today and receive a free consultation.