A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth that is implanted into your jaw and then capped with a crown to make the finished product look and feel like a real tooth. Dental implants have had a considerable impact on modern dentistry, offering an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth.
Dental implants can replace:
- A single tooth
- Multiple teeth
- All of your teeth (implant dentures)
Are you a good fit for Dental Implants?
Dentists can’t place dental implants into a jawbone if it’s not big enough or strong enough to hold an implant. Dentists have been able to successfully place implants for up 98% of patients, thanks to improving techniques like evolving ones. They offer superior stability over other traditional options and take time before integrating with the jawbone, which makes the entire process lengthy. This is because you need a titanium post implanted into your jawbone first; it then goes through osseointegration-the process by which these posts fuse with surrounding bone and becomes as durable as real teeth in about six months’ time.
Next, we place an abutment connector onto the titanium implant where a dental crown can be placed. The dental crown will be made specifically to blend in with your teeth for a complete realistic tooth that looks so close to a real tooth that friends, family, and strangers will not even be able to tell the difference.
To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, please call us today!