Dental Implants

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that replaces the root portion of a missing tooth.  Due to the compatible properties of titanium, a dental implant can fuse with the bone to become an anchor for the replacement tooth or teeth in either jaw.

Can an Implant be used for a permanent bridge?


When would a Dental Implant be a good choice?

A dental implant, with a crown, can be a good choice when there is damage to both the root and the tooth.  A dental implant and crown can provide a patient with a naturally looking, permanent replacement.  The jawbone can shrink and make your face look older, without an implant or natural tooth structure. Through an X-Ray and a dental evaluation, the jaw bone is looked at to see if it can adequately support a titanium post. Certain chronic diseases may prevent having a dental implant, but healthy and older patients, healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, can usually receive dental implants.   Implants allow you to eat and drink the foods you enjoy.  Restoring your tooth or teeth in a permanent fashion can restore your smile and self-esteem.


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