Losing a tooth can be devastating. When you have a missing tooth, it can negatively affect your smile and your confidence. In the past decades, most people’s only options were dental bridges or full dentures to replace missing teeth. Nowadays, we can have dental implants– permanent replacement teeth that are convenient, safe and can be implemented for multiple teeth or just one tooth at a time.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are permanent, artificial dental roots that support artificial teeth. They replace gaps in your mouth caused by missing teeth. The artificial teeth are made to look and feel like real, natural teeth.
Usually made of titanium metal, dental implants are strong and can safely fill in gaps in your gums where missing teeth roots exist. It provides stable support to the artificial teeth, or artificial “crowns,” i.e., what is visible above the gum line.
Why do you need dental implants?
People often lose teeth due to accidents (which cause physical damage to your teeth), to natural aging and poor dental-hygiene, to tooth decay, infections, and gum disease. When teeth go, the tooth root below the tooth’s crown almost always goes along with it. Even when the root may still be intact, you will still need to remove it when your crown is irreversibly damaged or missing.
A tooth implant is a convenient and permanent solution; it is much easier than having dental bridges or dentures and normally doesn’t affect other teeth in your mouth. The root of a dental implant provides support to the artificial crown and fills in the hole in your jawbone where the natural root once existed.
What is involved in the dental-implant procedure?
Our dental experts will carefully analyze your jaw bone and your teeth structure to make custom recommendations and then select the dental implant that is right for you.
The first step of the procedure involves placing the titanium-metal tooth implant into the gum line. Then, the gums over the implant are sealed. After the sealing heals and hardens, we attach a small, special device called an abutment to the dental implant. This will connect the artificial tooth to the artificial tooth root implanted below the gum line. Finally, we attach the custom-sized artificial tooth and adjust it to your mouth accordingly.
Replace your missing tooth/teeth with dental implants. Your new, permanent, artificial teeth will hold in place and are designed to look and feel like real, natural teeth. Consultation required.
All insurance plans accepted.
*Prices do not include tax or gratuities.