What is a Dental Implant?
When we place a dental implant, we are placing a synthetic root that will act as a replacement tooth for patients who have lost one or more of their natural teeth. Dental implants are made with a special titanium alloy that can fuse directly to your jawbone in a process called ‘osseointegration.’ When a patient loses a tooth, the bone underneath the gap can start to decay, because it isn’t getting adequate support. The bone underneath your gumline needs the support of your tooth roots to stay healthy and strong. Dental implants are the only restorative dentistry option for patients who are missing teeth that replaces the tooth root. When combined with a beautiful porcelain crown, dental implants become a perfect, artificial tooth.
A crown combined with an implant provides all the functionality of a natural tooth. Our crowns are made from a high quality porcelain that looks and feels completely natural. Your dental implant and crown together can create a look that is virtually indistinguishable from the tooth you lost.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
With a dental implant, patients can enjoy a beautiful, full smile again. Patients with dental implants can find pleasure in the same day to day activities that they enjoyed before their tooth loss.
Patients with missing teeth often get an emaciated look around their jawline as their bone starts to lose mass. Dental implants prevent this deterioration by providing support to your jawbone. With adequate support you will look younger longer and stay healthier. Dental implants are durable and long lasting. With proper care, an implant can last a lifetime.
Our dental implants are typically used to replace lost teeth, but they can also be used to secure permanent dentures. At our office we have dental implants placed by a specialist, and offer beautiful dental implant restorations. To find out more about our implant dentistry, call us today. We would be happy to answer any questions or to schedule an appointment.