Tooth Replacement – Dental Implants
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist – a specialist of the gums.
Dental implants restore function, health and confidence. An estimated 20 million people in North America suffer the physical and emotional effects of missing teeth. State-of-the-Art dental implant technology is making a difference. Dental implants arepermanent replacements for missing teeth. They look, function and feel like healthy, natural teeth. The process of getting implants requires a number of visits and sometimes over a period of several months. Unlike crown and bridge treatment, dental implants do not require the alteration of adjacent natural, healthy teeth. They also prevent bone loss and the movement of natural, healthy teeth. Dental Implants also provide long-term cost benefits. Due to the wide variety of dental implant treatment options and expanding dental insurance coverage, dental implants are a more realistic option than ever before.
Reasons for dental implants:
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore or enhance facial tissues.
Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
The replacement teeth are made from top-quality dental porcelain and are custom-designed to match your natural teeth in shape, size, and color. The replacement teeth are a type of dental crown. The crowns are attached to each other, forming the dental bridge, which is attached to the abutments. Once the replacement teeth are in position, the abutment and dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from your natural smile.