Dental Implants Specialist

Happy Smile

Jong Hoon Park, DMD

General Dentist located in Lincoln, RI

Missing teeth can cause misalignment, bone deterioration, and a host of other problems, but dental implants offer a permanent and durable solution. At Happy Smile in Lincoln, Rhode Island, Jong Hoon Park, DMD helps patients restore their teeth with dental implants. To find out whether dental implants are right for you, call Happy Smile or book an appointment online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

If you’re missing one or more natural teeth, dental implants are a durable and aesthetically pleasing option to replace them. Implants involve a tiny titanium rod that’s surgically placed into your jawbone to anchor a dental crown.

Titanium is one of the strongest materials in the world, making dental implants even more secure than your natural teeth. This is the only tooth restoration option that replaces both the visible surface of your tooth and the root below the gumline.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants provide many benefits over other options for replacing your teeth, such as dentures or a dental bridge. Some of the advantages include:

Comfort and ease of use

Because dental implants anchor solidly into your jaw, you don’t need to worry about your teeth shifting or clicking when you speak or chew food. They feel just like your real teeth, so you’re free to bite into an apple without worry.

Strength and durability

Dental implants are long-lasting and stronger than your natural teeth. While they may cost more than dentures or a bridge, they require less maintenance in the long term. That makes them a cost-effective option for permanent tooth replacement.

Natural appearance

Dr. Park covers your implant with a crown that looks and feels just like your own tooth. This way, no one knows you have an artificial tooth unless you tell them. They’re even better than your own teeth because the crowns don’t decay or develop cavities, although you still need to clean them.

What is involved in getting dental implants?

Dr. Park performs a thorough dental exam to evaluate your teeth and determine whether dental implants are right for you. If so, Dr. Park begins the process by surgically implanting the titanium rods into your jaw.

Once you heal from surgery and the implants fuse with your jawbone, Dr. Park creates a crown to cover each titanium implant. He designs the crowns to blend in with your natural teeth and makes them the same day you come in. After he places the crowns, you’re free to enjoy your newly restored smile.

If you’re missing one or more teeth and want to explore dental implants as a replacement option, call Happy Smile or book an appointment online.