A dental implant is a artificial tooth root made of titanium. It allows us to replicate the whole tooth structure when we can not save your natural tooth. It looks, feels, and even functions like your natural tooth! Multiple implants can even be placed to restore a series of missing teeth!
After we ensure that sufficient bone is present at the desired site, we place the implant into the site of the upper or lower jaw. A healing period of 3-6 months follows placement of the implant to allow it to integrate. After verifying successful integration, we take an impression to create your custom tooth!
The ADVANTAGES of Dental Implants Include:
-The space from a missing tooth can cause adjacent teeth to shift and change your bite. The resulting shift can cause an interference affecting your ability to chew, and also make tooth replacement difficult in the future. In addition, a poor bite affects your TMJ, leading to soreness and discomfort in the joint.
-Dental implants behave like natural teeth and help restore your full ability to chew. You no longer have to favor one side because more teeth are present on a single side. Teeth will wear more evenly as you begin to chew with both sides, preventing the acceleration of problems on over-used teeth!
-Implants provide a superior chewing experience by fixating crowns or bridges in place. Dentures move and result in poor chewing ability and dietary restrictions.