What are dental implants?
If you are missing one or more teeth or will be having a tooth extracted, dental implants are the treatment option most similar in form and function to your natural teeth. Implants are made up of three parts: the titanium implant - which is easily placed into your jaw bone, the restoration, which acts as a dental crown and will look remarkably similar to your original tooth, and the abutment, which connects the implant to the restoration. Over time, the implant integrates with your jaw bone.
How long will they last?
Dental implants are easy to care for as you can brush and floss them like your natural teeth. With the right care and regular checkups, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Benefits of implants
Dental implants have a number of significant advantages over other tooth replacement options. A dental implant offers greater structural support and lasts longer than a dental bridge or dentures. Implants also function just as your natural tooth roots would, which allows for dentures, dental crowns and dental bridges to remain fixed in place. When properly designed and restored, dental implants can last many years, even decades, providing you with exceptional convenience and function.
The dental implant process
A typical dental implant procedure involves extracting the tooth and placement of the implant. However, there are cases when the tooth must be removed and the affected area first be given a few months to heal before an implant is placed. We will be sure to assess your individual needs and plan your treatment accordingly. If you are missing one or more teeth, or will soon be having a tooth extraction, please call us today and request a dental implant consultation.