What Dental Implants Can Do for You
Are you considering dental implants? Dr. Geetha Sripathi at Elite Smiles is an implant expert, successfully restoring smiles so you eat, speak and look as you should. We encourage you to arrange a consultation at our Morrisville, NC, office.
The story of dental implants. It goes back in history with a benchmark discovery in the 1950s. A European scientist saw that human bone adheres to titanium metal. Dubbed osseointegration, this amazing process creates the most stable and permanent artificial tooth available today. Osseointegration also guarantees a realistic smile appearance and lifelike biting and chewing.
It all happens when Dr. Sripathi evaluates your gum tissue and bone and reviews your systemic health in her Morrisville office. Special 3D X-rays reveal if you have sufficient bone in your jaw to accept one or more titanium metal implants. Rough-in texture and shaped like a threaded screw, a dental implant resides in the empty tooth socket. After it's fully healed, the site accepts a metal post and custom-designed dental crown.
What dental implants can do for you. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry says dental implants are the only tooth replacements to improve the health and quantity of bone in your jaw. So, if you have one or more teeth extracted, you should begin the dental implant process as soon as possible.
Also, over time, dental implants get better and better. They rarely fail or need replacement, unlike other dental prosthetics which only set on top of your gums. Traditional dentures and bridges do not halt the soft and hard tissue recession which invariably begins after tooth loss. With implants, you are practically guaranteed an efficient, beautiful smile for the rest of your life.
Tips on dental implant care. As you enjoy your renewed smile, you may find that your personal care habits have improved. Many implant patients quit the dangerous tobacco habit so their implant sites stay healthy. Also, you should brush carefully around your new teeth two times a day and floss as your dental hygienist instructs. See Dr. Sripathi semi-annually for a check-up and professional cleaning.
Come to Elite Smiles
Dr. Geetha Sripathi and her staff are proud of their innovative restorative treatments. Why not book an appointment in their Morrisville, NC, office to get the information you need for an informed decision? You may be surprised at your options, including inventive dental implants. Call us at (919) 388-0137.