Dental Implants

If you've lost single or multiple teeth to damage or decay, we provide you with an effective restorative treatment in the form of dental implants. A dental implant is a metal rod that looks like a small screw that replaces natural roots for teeth, which are later capped with artificial crowns. 

The dental implant is inserted into your jawbone by the dentist to create a new tooth root and provide support for your artificial tooth. The implants act as the base for removable or permanent replacements that will match your natural teeth.

The Components of Dental Implants

The three main components of a tooth implant are as follows:

  • The titanium root or surgical post placed under the gums that provides a strong foundation for a crown.
  • The abutment that is a titanium attachment that attaches the post to the crown.
  • The crown, made from synthetic materials that act as a replacement for a broken, diseased, or missing tooth.

Why Dental Implants?

Losing a tooth can affects the way you look and can lead to other physical problems that may affect your health and prevent you from smiling with confidence. It is important to replace missing teeth with dental implants to prevent the following health consequences:

  • Bone loss
  • Shifting and drifting of the teeth
  • Alteration in the bite
  • Jaw joint problems
  • Difficulty in chewing properly
  • Additional stress on the remaining teeth

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Dental implants are one of the best ways to restore your smile if you are looking for options to restore your missing tooth. To determine your candidacy for dental implants, during your initial consultation, we will assess your oral health and identify any potential complications that could occur. Dental implants are right for you if: 

  • You are in good health
  • You have healthy gums
  • You have sufficient bone tissue
  • You are good at oral hygiene

If you do not have enough bone tissue for a dental implant, we can fix the problem with a bone graft.

Benefits of  Dental Implants 

Implants come with significant benefits. They include the following: 

  • Preserve the integrity of bone structure after tooth loss, limiting future facial deterioration. 
  • Maintain the health of adjacent teeth as there is no bridgework included. 
  • Replace loose-fitting dentures.
  • Distribute bite forces evenly.
  • Function and feel like natural teeth.
  • An improvement in your overall oral health.
  • Improve speaking ability when bulky dentures are eliminated
  • Improve facial appearance by preventing bone loss
  • Allows eating your favorite foods without discomfort.
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence.
  • Implants usually last longer with fewer problems than comparable bridgework on natural teeth.

Why should you choose a dental implant?

Dental implants are more strong and long-lasting than other tooth replacement options, like dentures and dental bridges. It will never come loose like dentures, nor it doesn't have to be secured to your other teeth like a bridge. Dental implants are permanent solutions for missing teeth as they are screwed into your jawbone.

Dental Implants Procedure

The procedure to place dental implants involves the following steps: 

  • Tooth Extraction: If the tooth concerned is damaged, it is extracted.
  • Jaw Bone Grafting: Placing dental implants require sufficient bone density. If the jaw bone is not thick enough, a bone graft would be needed to provide the implant with a strong base.
  • Dental Implant Placement: The gum is cut open and drilled into, and the rod is inserted to place the dental implant.
  • Abutment Placement: Once the bone fuses with the implant, an abutment is placed so that the artificial tooth may be fixed over it.
  • Tooth Placement: As the last step, an artificial tooth is placed over the implant.

For more information about tooth replacement using dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment online.



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