Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or all of the teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post. Following this healing period, our dentist will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.
Dental implants often best help patients with the following conditions:
- A knocked-out tooth
- Teeth lost to tooth decay, illness or oral disease
- Ill-fitting or loose dentures or dental bridges
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care it can last a lifetime. If you have additional questions or have interest in learning more about implants, please visit with us! We look forward to working with you!