Dental Implants In Anchorage, AK - Anchor Dental
When you lose a tooth, you may feel like your smile can never truly be restored. However, thanks to modern advances in dental technology, we are able to completely replace the tooth, from root to cusp, with dental implants. Through implant dentistry, it will be as if you never lost a tooth.
There are many advantages to using dental implants in Anchorage, Alaska. Dental implants look beautiful, function just like your natural teeth, and are designed to last a lifetime. At Anchor Dental, we are excited to help transform your smile with dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
- Dental implants look completely natural
- Dental implants are cleaned by simple brushing and flossing
- Dental implants won’t ever move around
- Dental implants can last throughout your lifetime
- Dental implants won’t ever decay and they resist stain
How Dental Implants Work
The bottom part of the implant, which looks like a screw, is placed in your jaw during a simple in-office procedure. The screw is made of titanium, a material that is biocompatible, meaning your body won’t reject it. In fact, over time your body will grow more bone to fuse with the dental implant. The implant screw becomes firmly embedded in your bone and won’t move.
Once the implant screw is firmly embedded and your tissue is fully healed, our dentists will place a natural-looking dental implant crown on top of the screw. You now have a new tooth! Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth. They can also provide a supportive framework for a denture, which is snapped in place over the implants.
How Long is the Process to Get Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a surgical treatment that takes place over a number of months, generally between six to eight months. Our dentist will make a treatment plan that is specialized to what your smile needs and will discuss with you the entire process. It begins with surgically implanting new tooth roots, made from small metal posts, into your jawbone. Your gums are then allowed to fully heal, which also provides time for the bone and metal post to fuse together. Then, Dr. Moody is able to make crowns, bridges, and dentures to be fitted atop your new tooth roots.