A dental implant is a small man-made titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. The implant is placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw and allowed to bond with the bone and serves as an anchor for the replacement tooth.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. Implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth.
Dental implants are a proven restorative option with a long clinical history.
Dental implants preserve the integrity of the facial structure and reduce the inconvenience associated with tooth loss.
Anyone who is missing one or more of their teeth due to injury, disease or decay may be a candidate for dental implants.
Occasionally, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits that dental implants offer. However, health is more of a determining factor than age. If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to receive dental implants.
If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history will be reviewed.
If your mouth is not ideal for implants, alternative ways of improving the outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.
Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene, such as regular brushing and flossing, and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.
We offer free dental implant consultation services. Please contact us to book your free consultation appointment. And be on your way to a beautiful smile!