Dental implants are hands-down the most natural way to bridge the gap in your smile left by a missing tooth. Losing a permanent tooth is a traumatic experience. The team at Seven Lakes Dental will work with you to create an implant that fits perfectly with your smile. You’ll find that dental implants in Smokey Point are the way to go.
How do implants work?
The doctors at Seven Lakes Dental work with local oral surgeons to place a tooth root implant, a process which does not take place in our office. Once the implant has healed, we take over to build your perfect replacement tooth.
We work with a local lab to create all of our crowns, bridges, veneers, and implants, which means you have the confidence of an implant made right here in the neighborhood. This also gives us the opportunity to bring a lab technician right to your chair to assess exactly what is needed for your implant.
How can I tell if an implant is right for me?
As with all of our patients, our doctors will assess the specifics of your situation before making a recommendation. Some factors that may influence our recommendation are:
- The teeth on either side of the missing tooth: A dental bridge requires us to put crowns on the teeth to either side of the gap. If those teeth are undamaged, an implant will save them from the invasive procedure. However, if those teeth would have been crowned anyway, a dental bridge may be the right option.
- A clear understanding of your physical structure: We take a lot of x-rays and pictures in preparation for such a procedure. We look at bone height and width, and that may change what type of solution we would recommend.
Whatever solution you choose for your missing tooth, we will make sure you understand your options. The doctors at Seven Lakes Dental are committed to making sure you know what’s going on in your mouth, and will explain all your options to you before letting you decide your path forward. We’re always happy to make a recommendation, but our patients are empowered to make the decision that fits their needs best.