Dental implants can help patients with tooth loss regain full function of their teeth, including activities like eating, speaking, and smiling with confidence. A dental implant typically consists of a dental crown attached to a surgically implanted titanium post. Our dentists can provide dental implants for one tooth or multiple teeth. If tooth loss has been holding you back from living a full life, ask our dentists about dental implants.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a strong and secure restoration that looks and feels very much like the natural teeth. Dental implants tend to feel firmer than dentures and can fully replace missing teeth. Many patients also appreciate the longevity of a dental implant, which can last for a lifetime with excellent dental care. Finally, dental implants can be constructed to match existing teeth and created in various natural shades.
How Dental Implants Are Placed
Dental implants work by replacing the natural tooth roots with titanium posts. The posts are surgically implanted in a procedure that uses local anesthetic to manage pain and discomfort. It requires several weeks for the implant to heal and integrate with the bone. Once integrated, a dental crown can be attached to the top of the post to fill in the socket.
Not all patients are candidates for dental implants. A few requirements include healthy gums and a strong remaining bone structure in the jaw. Ask our dentists to learn whether you are a candidate.