Implant dentistry is considered to be the next best thing to a patient’s own teeth. A dental implant is a surgical replacement into the jawbone where it replaces the natural tooth root. It enables dentists to create healthy, attractive smiles in an innovative way. Teeth implants are the alternatives to conventional bridges and dentures. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
Dental implants enable dentists to create healthy, attractive smiles in an innovative way. Used to replace one or more missing teeth, implants are another alternative to conventional bridges and dentures. In essence, dental implants act and look like natural teeth. And, because they maintain bone mass, dental implants can help prevent additional tooth loss as well as the sunken facial appearance associated with missing teeth. A dental implant restoration consists of a bio-compatible titanium screw and post topped by a crown bridge or denture.
A dental implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone where it replaces the natural tooth root. In a few months, the dental implant securely attaches to the bone (called “osseointegration”), allowing it to withstand biting and chewing forces just like a healthy, natural tooth. Patients who successfully pass a screening and evaluation can be considered as candidates for implant replacement.
The primary limiting factor inherent in implant therapy is the amount of bone available to receive and support the dental implant. If it’s determined that a patient does not have enough bone to support an implant restoration, bone grafting procedures may be considered. Heavy smoking and some medical conditions may preclude the use of implant therapy.
If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, schedule an appointment today.