Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.
The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. We will work with the oral surgeon to evaluate the bone level in the area and determine if a bone graft is necessary. Next, a titanium post placed in the bone where the tooth is missing. This implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration.
After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.
Dental implants are the best choice for replacing teeth.