A dental implant is specifically designed to replace one or more teeth within your mouth. Implants are often made of titanium, and they are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Over the course of a couple of months, the implant itself will fuse with the bone, becoming a solid and stable part of your smile. We can then place single crowns, bridges, or even full dentures over the freshly healed implants.
Dental implant restoration is often needed if you're missing one or more of your natural teeth. Missing dentition can be more than just a cosmetic issue. It might be difficult for you to eat, chew and even speak if you're missing enough of your smile. Fortunately, dental implants can replace what you're lacking so that your smile and quality of life is improved.
Dental implants work best for patients who have solid, healthy bone in the area where the titanium posts are going to be placed. X-rays allow us to see these areas and to make note of any signs of bone loss. Patients with conditions that can cause difficulty healing may not be candidates for dental implants and may need alternative treatments to replace missing teeth. The doctor can determine at your appointment whether dental implants are a good option for you.
Once you have received a dental implant, our skilled team can craft a sturdy, long-lasting restoration to sit on the implant. The process begins by getting digital impressions of the mouth so that a crown can be custom made to sit on the implant. Once the restoration is placed, you will have a full, natural-looking smile that will last for years to come.