Our Sanford sedation dental office understands that it can be challenging for patients getting dental implants who suffer from dental anxiety or who have trouble relaxing. For patients who are looking for comfort dentistry or would like assistance in helping to relax during their appointments, we ask that you inquire about our sedation dentistry options.
Dental implants are more than just an alternative to dentures and bridges and can be used to replace all your teeth or just a single tooth. Dental implants can make you feel confident about smiling again by providing new teeth that look and feel natural. They also help to prevent the deterioration of the facial structure and preserve the bone.
If you are missing one or more teeth and wish to eat your favorite foods, increase your chewing ability, and improve your appearance, speech, and self-esteem, then you are a candidate for dental implants.
In the past, dentists would try to keep or replace teeth with treatments such as root canals, bridges, and fixed or removable dentures. Unfortunately, a significant number of root canal treated teeth fail, bridges require that healthy adjacent teeth to be cut down and removable dentures can often be unstable and require the use of sticky adhesives. Dental implants are a solution to these problems, and many of the concerns associated with natural teeth are eliminated, including dental decay.
Dental implants are changing the way people live, and with them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.