A dental implant is a device shaped like the root of a tooth, designed to replace a missing tooth.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also to provide a fixed solution as an alternative to having removable partial or complete dentures. In some cases, implants are designed to provide support and stability for these removable dentures.
Dental implants are usually made from titanium. The titanium post is surgically placed into the jawbone, and serves as the root and foundation of the new tooth. The jaw bone will then accept the post and integrate with it. Titanium has proven itself to be very compatible with bone and has been used successfully in other repairs throughout the human body. The teeth or crowns attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Dental Implant Technology
The dental implant technique has improved greatly during recent years, causing it to become one of the most reliable dental treatments available today. Now a badly damaged tooth – absolutely beyond repair – can be removed and replaced by an implant-supported tooth in one day. The procedure is quite simple and involves minimal discomfort during, and after, placement.
Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges and dentures. Come see us for a complimentary consultation, so we can explain your options, and help to determine the best treatment for you.
Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.