The Dental Implant Advantage
Dental implants are the gold standard in treatment for patients with one or more missing teeth, offering advantages that no other restoration option can match. With dental implants from Dr. Kovacevic, you’ll return to eating and speaking in comfort with the confidence that comes with an easy, natural smile. Along with functional and cosmetic benefits, dental implants will also preserve your facial structure and support the lasting health of your jawbone.
You don’t need to settle for the limitations of removable dentures and dental bridges—dental implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth. Explore our guide to learn why 500,000 Americans choose dental implants every year to restore their smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Your dental implants will be crafted for your individual needs and customized for shape and color to blend perfectly with your smile. Since dental implants fuse directly with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration, they’re able to provide unparalleled support and durability.
Explore some of the unique benefits that dental implant restorations offer:
- Look and feel of natural teeth
- No restrictions on the foods you can enjoy
- Will never shift when you speak and smile
- Supports the health of your jawbone and gums
- Requires no special cleaning solutions or adhesives
- Never needs to be removed
- Permanent, lasts a lifetime with proper care
Dental Implant Candidacy
For most patients with one or more missing teeth, dental implants are the best option to restore their smile. While dental implant restoration doesn’t require you to be in perfect oral health, not everyone will immediately be a candidate for treatment.
Dr. Kovacevic will consult with you before proceeding and ensure that your gums, jaw, and overall health won’t jeopardize your dental implant procedure.
Visit our page on implant candidacy to learn more about what makes an ideal candidate.
Many patients suffer from jawbone deterioration or gum recession that needs to be addressed before a dental implant restoration. Fortunately, we offer reliable supplemental procedures to help you move forward with implant treatment.
With bone grafting and soft tissue augmentation, nearly anyone in need of restorative care can become a candidate for safe, reliable treatment. Best of all, Dr. Kovacevic performs these procedures in our office for maximum convenience. Learn more about our supplemental procedures to see how we can help improve your candidacy for dental implants.
The dental implant process with Dr. Kovacevic is completed over a few months in just a few simple steps.
You’ll begin with a consultation to determine if dental implants are right for you. We’ll complete any supplemental procedures, if necessary, before scheduling your implant surgery. After a recovery period, we’ll finish your treatment by attaching your natural-looking replacement teeth.
Every treatment plan is customized to meet the unique needs of our patients. Learn more about what to expect from the dental implant process.
At our office in Greensburg, Dr. Kovacevic offers three treatments to restore your smile: dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. In the case of dentures, both removable and implant-supported options are available. You can compare our tooth restoration treatments for yourself by visiting our page on the advantages and disadvantages of each option.
Dental Implant Longevity
Dental implants are made from a highly durable titanium alloy that naturally bonds with your jawbone. With proper care, your dental implants can last a lifetime. However, there are several factors that can determine how long your implants will last, from the strength of your jawbone to your oral health habits. Be proactive about preserving your restorations—learn more about how to make your dental implants last.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the dental implant procedure painful?
Dental implant surgery is completed with reliable anesthetics to ensure you’ll feel no pain during the procedure. After the numbness from your procedure subsides, any discomfort should be easily manageable with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. Sedation options are also available for patients with anxiety about dental treatment.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. As long as you maintain good oral hygiene habits and schedule regular cleanings and checkups with Dr. Kovacevic, your implants may never need to be replaced.
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
Dental implants can be cleaned just like natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing. No special products or cleaning solutions are necessary, though Dr. Kovacevic recommends using a soft-bristled toothbrush and nylon floss to prevent scratching your restorations. It’s also best to avoid toothpaste brands that contain abrasive ingredients, such as those made for teeth whitening or smokers.
Are dental implants safe?
Yes! In fact, dental implants are the only tooth replacement that prevents jawbone deterioration, making them the safest option for your long-term oral health. The surgical procedure is totally safe as long as it’s performed by an experienced implant dentist such as Dr. Kovacevic. Overall, dental implants have a success rate of 98%, so you can rest easy going into your procedure.
Think Implants Are The Right Choice For You? Visit Dr. Kovacevic
If you’re missing teeth, dental implants are very likely the best option for restoring your smile. Contact our practice in Greensburg today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kovacevic. During this visit, he’ll evaluate your oral health and answer any questions you have. Start your journey to a new smile today.