One of the main benefits of dental implants is that the titanium posts serve as a stable foundation for a dental crown (false tooth), bridge, or denture.
Missing teeth can lead to teeth shifting and other dental problems. If you have a tooth extraction planned, our dentist can discuss the benefits of placing a dental implant immediately or soon after your tooth is extracted.
With a new smile you have a fresh chance to practice great oral health!
Traditional prosthetics can work wonders, but nothing can match the lifelike function that dental implants offer. The titanium posts allow crowns, bridges, and dentures to anchor directly to the jaws. Many of our patients report that implant dentistry delivers results that feel and function just like their natural teeth.
Dentures require adjustments and replacements due to the fact that your jaws and gums slowly atrophy following complete tooth loss. Bridges need to be replaced from time to time as well. In contrast, a dental implant can last a lifetime and the titanium is biocompatible, meaning it can fully integrate into the surrounding bone.
If you would like to replace missing teeth, but don’t want your teeth ground down to place bridges, or wear dentures that move around, you may want to consider dental implants.
Dental implants are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. Dental implants are made of surgical grade titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth or dentures.
People who have diabetes, leukemia, being treated for cancer, immuno-compromised and other chronic health issues that would affect the healing of the bone may not be good candidates for dental implants. Using tobacco can also slow healing.