If you are missing one or more teeth, you’ll want replacements that are as natural-looking as possible. If dentures don’t work for you, you may want to consider dental implants. Unlike dentures, which can be removed, implants are permanently anchored into the jaw itself.
With dental implants, you get a perfect fit, and they will look and feel as good as (or better than!) your original teeth. A dental implant is a titanium metal replacement for a root of a tooth that is surgically implanted in the jawbone.
You are a good candidate for dental implants if you have sufficient jawbone ridges and healthy oral tissues. When the implant device is inserted into the jaw, a chemical and mechanical bond is formed. The jawbone actually grows into the implant.
An important factor for selection is to determine whether your jawbone can adequately support the implant. Most dental implants placed today are endosteal root form fixtures (similar to a man-made tooth root.)
Our dental team offers in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in all aspects of the dental implant procedure.
Traditionally, a dental surgeon, like an oral surgeon or a periodontist, performed the surgical component. Then a general dentist, or prosthodontist and laboratory technician performed the restorative component. Now, however, as implant dentistry has become more sophisticated, the dentist who specializes in restorative dentistry conducts the entire procedure.share