Dental implants are tooth replacements that are designed to be lasting and stable. They can replace one tooth, several teeth or complete arches of teeth. The dental implant post is a titanium screw that is surgically placed in the jawbone to replace the root of the missing tooth. This provides a stable foundation for the dental restoration. A healing period may be required to allow the jawbone to bond with the implant post. Because the implant post is made of biocompatible material, it is safe for your body and should not create any problems for your health.
After the healing period, our experienced dentists will place a dental implant restoration on top of the implant post to replace the missing tooth. Depending on your individual case, the dental restoration may be a dental crown, dental bridge or denture. The dental implant restoration will be custom made to fit your smile: We will design the implant to match the shape, size and color of your other teeth so that it blends in.
Even one missing tooth can hinder your speaking and eating abilities, and your jawbone may shrink in the area of a missing tooth if you wait too long to replace it. A dental implant is an excellent replacement option because it most closely mimics the structure of a natural tooth, including the root and crown. As such, you can use the implant for normal speaking and eating, and you can even brush and floss it like a natural tooth. Your implant can last many years or even a lifetime with proper dental care.
For more information about dental implants and to schedule an appointment, please call us today.