We provides the latest in dental implants and restorative dentistry technology. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that serve as anchors for replacement teeth. When a patient is
missing one or more teeth, dental implants are the most permanent (and often the most comfortable) solution.
Steps for Dental Implants
The first step in the dental implants process is a consultation with Dr. Takagi, during which all possible tooth replacement options will be discussed. To be a good candidate for dental implants, the dental patient must have sufficient bone in his or her jaw to support the implants.
At Coldwater Dental Office, we use 3D x-rays for dental implant treatment. The 3D x-rays are often called cone beam CT scans. This imaging will help us increase the safety and precision of your dental implant surgery.
Cone beam CT scans are extremely safe and have very little radiation. In our office, we use Sirona XG3D and the 3D imaging will be done here at Coldwater Dental Office.
Once it is determined that the patient is a good candidate for dental implants, the titanium screws that serve as anchors will be surgically placed into the patient's jaw. The next step in the dental implants process will occur two to six months later, after the titanium tooth roots have completely fused to the patient's jaw bone. Once this has occurred, the patient can return to our office to fit the custom-crafted replacement teeth onto the patient's artificial tooth roots.
Dental Implants Preferred Over Dentures
Many patients prefer permanent dental implants over traditional removable dentures for several reasons. Dental implants are nearly indistinguishable from a patient's natural teeth, unlike dentures which look artificial. While traditional dentures need to be removed nightly for cleaning, dental implants are a permanent tooth loss solution that require no additional maintenance outside of a good oral hygiene routine. Dental implants also allow patients to feel more comfortable while speaking and eating because dental implants are permanently affixed to the patient's jaw and won't shift or slip as with traditional dentures.
Get Started Today
If you are interested in learning more about your tooth replacement options, especially dental implants, contact at 705-686-3368 to schedule your consultation appointment today.