Even though permanent teeth are supposed to last a lifetime, a tooth may be lost to severe decay, injury, gum disease, or another issue. Obviously, this isn’t ideal, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your smile. If you lose a tooth, Drs. Mick, Brad, Nicole, and Monique Dana may recommend a dental restoration like a dental implant. We’ve found that dental implants are a great choice for many of our patients because both the root and the crown of the tooth are replaced. This means that dental implants become a permanent part of your smile in a way that other restorations cannot. Also, no healthy teeth are altered to place your implant!
Our dentists are happy to go through the dental implant process with you and answer any questions that you may have.
The first step is to have the dental implant post placed by a specialist. While your jawbone is healing, it will fuse with the implant post. The fusing of the bone and implant means that the implant post can be a permanent part of your smile!
Once the fusing process is complete, we’ll attach an abutment to the implant post. This connector post allows the crown to be attached to the implant. We want your implant crown to be your crowning glory, so it will be made specifically for your smile.
Your new dental implant will be truly remarkable. Because it will be a part of your smile, you’ll be able to eat and speak properly and with sureness. Your implant will be very durable and can last for years or even a lifetime!
We welcome you to contact Dana Dental Arts at 605.642.7727 to learn more about dental implants in Spearfish, South Dakota, and to schedule a consultation.