Over the years, Dr. Nathan Bulleigh has devoted himself to staying current with the latest advances in dentistry. Dental implants are one example of the way we use state-of-the-art materials and technology to bring you the most effective dental treatment available
If you want to maintain a healthy smile, you need to replace missing teeth. Of course, you don’t want to walk around with a big gap in your smile, but missing teeth can also lead to more complicated oral health problems.
Dental Implants Are Unique
There’s one significant difference between dental implants and other types of tooth replacements like bridges or dentures. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement that has an artificial root secured in your jaw, just like the structure of a natural tooth.
Once Dr. Bulleigh determines that an implant is the right step for you, he starts the process by placing a small titanium implant post in your jaw. The implant is left to heal for several months, and during that time it fuses securely with surrounding bone and tissue, becoming a permanent part of your jaw.
Once the implants have healed, a restoration like a crown or bridge will be added to restore chewing function and appearance. As part of the process, we spend time talking to you about dental implants and our other tooth replacement options. We want you to be confident and comfortable with your decision and delighted with the outcome.
Benefits of Dental Implants
If you have missing teeth and are trying to decide which tooth replacement is right for you, there are several reasons Dr. Bulleigh might recommend dental implants:
- Dental implants look, act, and feel most like a natural tooth.
- Dental implants help prevent problems like misaligned teeth and bone deterioration of the jaw.
- With dental implants, your teeth will be stable and secure so that you can enjoy all your favorite foods.
- We can use implants to hold dentures securely in place to prevent slipping and shifting.
- Dental implants are reliable; they have been in use for over 40 years and have a 95 percent success rate.
Let Us Help You Decide
Deciding to get dental implants is a big step, and we want to support you in any way we can. Most people who are healthy enough to undergo a minor procedure are good candidates for dental implants. But the only way to know for sure is to schedule a commitment-free consultation with Dr. Bulleigh.
He will perform a thorough examination and explain all your tooth replacement options. We treat all our patients with honesty and respect, so you don’t ever have to worry that we will push you into a service you don’t want or need.
Take the Next Step to a Healthier Smile
Are you ready to learn more about dental implants and your other tooth replacement options? We’d love to set up a consultation and help you take the next step to a whole and healthy smile.