Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that are anchored into the jawbone in order to provide a secure foundation for a permanent crown or denture. Made of titanium, implants are designed to fuse to the jaw bone and replace missing teeth.
Restoring the mouth with a dental implant is accomplished in two phases. The first phase is the surgical placement of the implant. It is left under the gums for several months so the bone can attach to it. After healing, the second phase begins; the implant is re-exposed, and the new crown is made.
Implants are lifelike and practically indistinguishable from natural teeth, and they fit so securely that you won’t even notice them when you chew and speak. In essence, they’re they next best thing to your natural teeth.
If you are in need of tooth replacement, implants are your very best option and provide the most long-term, predictable option. Call our office today to schedule an appointment for a consult.