Our Implant Solutions
Tooth loss has become a major oral health issue for millions of Americans. In fact, nearly 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth and that number is growing by the thousands every year.
Dental implants are a long-lasting solution that restores the gaps in your smile while protecting you against bone loss, facial distortion, and oral infections such as tooth decay and gum disease. The dental implants you get from Dr. Bauer blend naturally with your smile and work in unison with your natural teeth to make eating enjoyable again.
What are Dental Implants?
At Bauer & Howard Dental Care, we feature attractive dental implants, a leading restorative treatment for filling the gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth. For patients with one or more missing teeth, we use this restorative treatment to rejuvenate your smile.
A dental implant is a titanium fixture that is used to support a natural-looking porcelain crown which looks and function like your natural teeth. Titanium bonds naturally with your jawbone, creating the perfect foundation for your dental implant. That’s why your dental implants won’t shift around or come out while you’re eating the way dentures can.
What is the Dental Implant Process?
During your free consultation, we’ll provide you with a full examination. That way, Dr. Bauer can review your treatment options and recommend the restoration that’s right for you. Then we’ll schedule an appointment so our implant dentist can place your fixture.
Titanium is a unique material that fuses together with your jawbone to create a strong foundation for your new prosthetic tooth. This process is called osseointegration and it has provided life-changing benefits for the millions of people who’ve already received dental implants.
As soon as your body is acclimated to the implant fixture, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Bauer can place your porcelain crown. It’s custom-made to match the rest of your smile. Now you’ll be ready to start living life to the fullest again.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
If you have gaps in your smile caused by dental trauma or any other reason, dental implants could be the answer you’ve been looking for. The best way to find out for sure is to sign up for your free consultation with Dr. Bauer.
If Dr. Bauer determines that dental implants are the ideal way to fix your smile, we’ll work with you to match your smile goals with a sustainable treatment plan to deliver the smile you’ve been dreaming about. Learn more about our attractive dental implants and our remarkable team of professionals at Bauer & Howard Dental Care.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is dental implant surgery painful?
You won’t feel any pain during your procedure because you’ll be provided with anesthetic. Dental sedation is also an option for patients who need it. There will be some swelling and discomfort following the procedure, but this can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen. Ice packs are also helpful to reduce swelling.
How do you care for dental implants?
Implants require the same type of care as natural teeth– daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental checkups and professional cleanings. Although implants are resistant to decay, the gum tissues around them can become inflamed or infected in the absence of good oral hygiene. With proper care, dental implants can last up to a lifetime.