Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are biocompatible and are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. They are an excellent way to replace missing teeth where there is adequate bone and are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Dental implants leave adjacent teeth untouched, making them a more conservative treatment option than traditional bridges, which require grinding of adjacent teeth. Dental implants can change people’s quality of life by restoring comfort, function, and esthetics.
Dental Implant Procedure
Prior to the placement of dental implants, we will want you to have a specialized x-ray that gives us a view of the bone in three dimensions. Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed with surprisingly little discomfort. Components placed on the implants are determined by the type and location of the implant. Where there is inadequate bone, there are often options to rebuild the site so that it can receive a future implant. We do our best to work with our team to give you an esthetic and highly functional result.