Are you missing teeth? Don’t feel embarrassed; more than half of all Americans will lose at least one tooth at some point during their lifetime. You’ve probably heard of dentures, partials, and even fixed bridges, but did you know that there’s an option that more closely mimics your own natural tooth structure? With dental implants, the dentists at Barner Family Dental Care in Smithfield, RI can replace the entire tooth structure from root to crown, giving you more pleasing results.
If you looked at your entire tooth, you’d see the crown, which is the top part that extends above the gum line and shows when you smile, and the root, which is the part that anchors the crown into the jaw bone and keeps your tooth in place. When a tooth goes missing, traditional tooth replacement methods replace the crown. Dentures and partial dentures grasp onto your gums using suction or are held in place with clasps that cling to remaining teeth, and fixed bridges stay put with the help of crowns on surrounding teeth. But with dental implants, we actually replace the tooth root so that we can anchor your replacement tooth directly into the jaw bone.
The benefits of replacing your teeth with dental implants include:
At our Smithfield, RI general dentistry practice, we actually perform each step of your dental implants procedure right here at our office. Many area dentists usually perform the restoration step, which is the final step of placing the crown atop the dental implant. However, we perform both the surgical placement of the dental implants as well as the restoration phase. For those patients who require treatment prior to dental implants placement, we provide bone grafting and other oral surgeries that can help prepare your mouth to support the dental implants.
For some patients, dentures or partials may still make more sense. We offer a full range of tooth replacement options at our Smithfield dental office to make it easy for you to make the right choice. However, we believe firmly in the benefits of dental implants, and if you’re interested in this revolutionary form of tooth replacement, we’ll do everything in our power to deliver.
To discuss dental implants with either of our Smithfield dentists, contact Barner Family Dental Care for an appointment. For patients from Smithfield, Lincoln, Cumberland, Glocester, Southeastern Massachusetts, and surrounding communities, Barner Family Dental Care has provided advanced restorative dental care with dental implants and other treatments that lead to excellent results. You can count on us to keep up with the newest innovations in dental care and bring them to families from all over Rhode Island.