A dental implant is an artificial root embedded in the jawbone creating a post that sits right above the gum line. This allows for a dental crown or bridge to be placed on top and fill any missing space. The implant is made of titanium metal and functions just like a natural tooth root. This procedure works beautifully as the body accepts this material as its own and not as a foreign object.
Dental implants are a great option for people who have missing teeth or are about to lose teeth due to decay or severe periodontal disease. Not only do they help patients eat and speak easier and more comfortably, they are also considered as a form of cosmetic dentistry, improving the overall appearance of a smile. Not to mention they are highly durable and can last a lifetime. We have performed countless of successful dental implant procedures and they can answer many of your questions or concerns.
Here is what dental implants can do for you:
1. Replace one or more missing teeth
2. Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial
3. Prevent the loss of bone in the area of the missing tooth
4. Eliminate the need to shave adjacent teeth in bridge work
5. Give you natural smile
6. Improve eating or speaking
7. Give you confidence
Implants are precisely placed using modern 3D imagining technology which allows the dentist to make precise measurements and see the vital anatomy in 3D. A surgical guide is used to place the implant into the bone. Three to four months is needed to allow the implant to heal within the jaw bone. Then an impression is taken of the implant to make a custom fitting crown. The shade is matched with the adjacent teeth and create a beautiful smile. The crown is attached to the implant.