Dental implants allow you to chew and speak clearly after losing one or more teeth due to extractions or trauma. At Parkside Dental, Alex Broesder, DDS, and the team in Tea, South Dakota, place your dental implants with expert precision and create custom crowns or dentures in-house to replace your missing teeth. To find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, call Parkside Dental or book a consultation online today..
Dental implants are biocompatible metal posts placed into your gums. During implant surgery, the team implants one or more into your jawbone before closing the incision in your gums. Gradually, your jawbone and the implant fuse together, making the implant sturdy and durable for restorations like crowns and dentures.
Getting dental implants is one of the most effective ways to get a functional and full smile for the rest of your life after you lose one or more teeth due to decay, injury, or extraction.
The Parkside Dental team plans your implant surgeries using computer-aided software and X-ray imaging. They check the density of your jawbone to find out if you first need a bone graft. Then, the team uses a customized surgical guide to ensure that your implant is placed perfectly for long-term stability.
The first surgery you’ll need for dental implants involves placing the implants (which are metal, screw-like devices) in your jawbone. After some healing time, you return to Parkside Dental for a second visit where the team opens the incisions and places abutments (attachment pieces) on the implants. The abutments then secure your restorations.
The dental implants don’t replace teeth, but act as a stable foundation for custom restorations. The implants function like the natural roots of your teeth, which anchor the restorations into your jawbone.
Depending on your needs, Parkside Dental can place implants to support:
A custom crown can attach to a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Your dentist designs and fabricates your crown using the on-site Glidewell fastmill.io™ dental milling system. Crowns are designed to look and function like the rest of your natural teeth.
Dentures can replace several teeth in a row. If you’re missing most or all of your teeth in the upper or lower jaw, your dentist can place multiple implants (usually 4-6) to support a custom denture.
If you’re interested in getting dental implants and learning more about the process, call Parkside Dental or book an appointment online today.