What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are titanium screw-like posts that are surgically embedded into your jawbone to act as a replacement for roots of missing teeth. Over time, the bone surrounding the implant will fuse to the implanted post. Drawing on support from the bone, a dental implant can securely anchor a prosthetic crown or bridge. This will result in improved oral function and appearance for the patient.
Benefits of dental implants
- Can replace one or more missing teeth
- Can last a lifetime as they function like biological teeth
- Improved stability and support for full and partial dentures
- Improved appearance
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
Most people with one or more missing teeth are good candidates for dental implants. Many people that have dentures and experience problems with the fit and support would greatly benefit from implants.
The first step in the process is to schedule a detailed assessment that includes a comprehensive dental exam, full set x-rays, and possibly some scans to analyze the state of your jawbone. The entire dental implant process, from assessment to completion, usually occurs over a 6 to 8 month period. Our specialists always try to ensure that the process is comfortable and doesn’t affect the patient’s business or social activities.
Types of dental implant procedures:
If you think that dental implants may be right for you, Contact Us today to schedule an appointment with one of our dental specialists.