If you’re ready to finally replace your missing teeth or upgrade your denture, why not use the solution touted by dentists around the world as the gold standard of tooth replacement? Dental implants look and function better than traditional bridges and dentures, and they’ve been shown to last multiple times longer as well. For patients serious about putting their tooth loss behind them, Dr. Dean is able to provide start-to-finish dental implant care right here in Covington.
Why does Dr. Dean recommend dental implants to so many of his patients? Because they offer the only treatment that restores an entire tooth. A small titanium post is placed into the jawbone to recreate the tooth root, and this is used to secure a new crown, bridge, or denture. This approach offers a number of unique advantages:
Whether you just have one unwanted gap in your smile or an entire row of missing teeth, Dr. Dean can use dental implants to bring back your bite and confidence at the same time:
Single missing teeth are usually replaced with a dental bridge that requires the surrounding healthy teeth to be filed down to hold the prosthetic. With an implant, however, a new root and crown can be positioned between two remaining teeth without affecting them at all.
Instead of replacing several teeth with individual implants, a small number of roots can be connected to a partial denture or bridge. Implant-retained prosthetics can be fixed or removable, and compared to their traditional counterparts, they have a much stronger hold and better durability.
Tired of your dentures sliding around your mouth and causing you discomfort? With just four to six dental implants, Dr. Dean can give you a rock solid denture you never have to worry about. Implant dentures are smaller and more comfortable than regular ones, and they also restore much more of a person’s bite strength.
Over the course of Dr. Dean’s 25+ year career, he has taken countless hours of continuing education. Thanks to this, he’s one of the few dentists in the area that can perform the entire implant procedure himself from start to finish, including the surgical placement of the new roots. Because his patients don’t have to deal with referrals, they’re able to save time and money while rebuilding their smiles, plus they enjoy the peace of mind of working with the same dentist throughout the entire process.
Every dental implant treatment plan has to be completely personalized based on the unique needs of a patient, and because of this, the cost of the procedure can vary quite a bit from person to person. While dental implants do tend to have a higher upfront cost compared to more traditional replacements, their low maintenance and extreme durability help most implant patients save thousands over time. This is in addition to their superior appearance and functionality, making them a smart investment for patients overall.