A dental implant is considered a surgical procedure that involves the replacement of a tooth’s root. They are a popular permanent tooth replacement option for your natural teeth. Tooth implants are inserted and secured surgically to the jawbone, making them virtually unnoticeable. When you are missing a tooth, it can change the frame and contours of your mouth. Not only can the spaces between your teeth affect the way you eat and chew but it can also affect the physical appearance of your smile.
A dental implant is made out of titanium material. The dentist secures each titanium implant into the bone. The implant can support a variety of restorations ranging from dental crowns, to multiple dental bridges. When a dental implant is secured into the bone, it bonds to the jaw and acts like the root of a natural tooth. A lost tooth can permanently be replaced by a dental implant.
Implant dentistry is a positive fit for anyone with good overall health and are administered during a quick and simple surgical procedure while the patient is under local anesthetic.
With the advancement of modern dentistry, we are able to replace several or all of the patient’s teeth by attaching dental implants to a fixed bridge. When the procedure is complete – the patient achieves full function of their mouth while attaining natural looking teeth.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.