What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant, simply put, is a long-term solution for a missing tooth or teeth. The implant is made of titanium metal and acts as a substitute for the root of your natural tooth. Over several months, your jawbone fuses to the implant. The fusing process, called “osseointegration”, is the reason implants do not slip or rock like dentures and also why they are the most successful option for patients seeking an option for tooth replacement.
As you can see, the dental implant acts the substitute to a natural tooth’s root. Everything but the crown remains below the gum line, enabling a dental implant to look identical to your natural teeth.
Anatomy of a Dental Implant
Step 1: Implant
The implant is placed into the jawbone by your oral surgeon.
Step 2: Abutment
The abutment is placed on top of the implant, by your dentist.
Step 3: Crown
The crown is placed on top of the abutment, by your dentist.
What to Know
Dental implant surgery is a great option for nearly all ages, with the exception of growing children. Whether you are in need of replacing one tooth to several or all of your teeth, we have a dental implant solution for you. We are confident you will love your dental implant(s) and with proper care, they will last a lifetime.
Patients who have chosen dental implants report an incredibly high quality of life over those who chose fixed bridges, partial dentures or removable dentures. Dental implants eliminate the daily frustrations and discomfort of dentures. They are recommended by dental professionals because, unlike fixed bridges or removable dentures, they do not affect the health of your neighboring teeth nor do they lead to bone loss in the jaw.
With dental implants, there is nothing removable to irritate your gums.
No overnight care, no adhesives, no mess. Simply brush and floss like natural teeth.
The health of surrounding teeth remain in tact as they are not affected.
Removable dentures can be difficult to wear, making speech challenging.
Discover how easy eating can be again as implants function just like natural teeth.
Once the crown is placed, your implant will look identical to your existing teeth.