Dental implants have become one of the most popular dental procedures in today’s dentistry for a number of reasons. It’s one way of replacing a missing/extracted tooth. A fixture is planted in the jaw bone to support a replacement tooth. This acts like the root of a natural tooth. Implants can also be used to support fixed bridges or dentures. The implant offers the patient the opportunity to re-gain normal function of the tooth.
- The implant will fuse with the existing bone.
- The new implant will support your teeth firmly and safely.
- Your new implants are aesthetically pleasing.
- The dental implant will prevent progressive bone atrophy.
A dental implant is a titanium fixture that is placed into the bone under gums of the mouth. After the implant body is placed the implant will be left untreated for a few weeks. During this time, the bone will grow around the implant in a process called osseointegration. The next step in the process is to attach an abutment to the tooth. This is achieved by exposing the top of the implant and placing the abutment. This is the part of the implant that will support the final crown. Finally, an impression is taken of the implant and a final restoration is crafted. This restoration will be comfortable and cosmetically pleasing. Your completed implant will be fully functional, allowing you to re-gain normal function of the missing teeth.
Would Implant be right for me?
First, you should decide whether implants could be right for you. Contact us to arrange an implant consultation and discussion and we will let you know the possibilities. Our team will be eager to do so.