Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? To restore your smile, we may recommend dental implants. A dental implant is made of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. The dental implant post is surgically placed in the jawbone, where it acts as replacement tooth roots. The dental restoration, which can be a dental crown or a dental bridge, is attached to the implant post. Some holistic patients have zirconium implants placed instead of titanium.
Dental implants have many advantages. They can look and feel like your natural teeth. The dental restoration can match the shade of your natural teeth. Dental implant posts fuse with your bone, so they become a permanent part of your dentition. Dental implants are durable. They can last for many years, even a lifetime. Implants do not require tooth reduction, dental bridges do. Because your tooth structure is spared, your long-term oral health is saved. Dental implants can restore your ability to eat your favorite foods and to speak properly.
They require healing from 6 to 12 weeks while it integrates with your body. At the end of the waiting period an abutment is attached to the implant and impressions are taken for the crown or bridge. Once complete the crown or bridge is cemented to the abutment.
For those who have no teeth and are suffering with a denture, a series of implants with “snaps” built into the denture allows for a stable, economical, and retentive prosthesis. The “attachment” denture and partial dentures are the second best thing to having natural teeth. They are a tried and true mechanical salvation for the denture patient.
We welcome you to contact us today to schedule your implant appointment.