What Are Dental Implants?
Implants are small titanium rods that are placed directly into the jawbone. They mimic natural tooth roots and provide a foundation for replacement teeth to attach to at the gum line. Depending on your needs, we can place a crown, bridge, or denture onto your implant(s) to replace one tooth or many.
The Dental Implant Process
The implant process generally takes place in two phases: placement and restoration. In the first phase, we take digital impressions of your smile and use our smile preview software to map out your dental implant placements. Then, we precisely place the implants in the jawbone in the pre-determined spots that we mapped out on our software. Implants are biocompatible so they will fuse with the bone over time. Generally, we wait until they’re completely fused before moving on to the restoration phase.
For the restoration phase, we can create dental crowns for single-tooth replacement or bridges and dentures for multi-tooth replacement. Our custom-fitted tooth restorations will snap onto your dental implants, which means they won’t slip or budge throughout the day. As soon as your restoration is in place, you can enjoy a full, stress-free smile that looks and feels great!
The Benefits of Implants
Wondering if implants are right for you? They’re a popular tooth replacement option among patients and doctors alike. Dental implants:
- Last a Lifetime with Proper Care
- Look, Feel & Function like Natural Teeth
- Maintain Facial Shape & Appearance
- Permanently Replace Missing Teeth
- Preserve Jawbone Health