As part of restorative dentistry, dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that serve as a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone to take the place of the roots of missing teeth. Once healing has occurred, (usually around six to 12 weeks), a crown is then secured to the top of the implant. Dental implants have a 95% to 98% success rate and are the most advanced tooth replacement system ever developed.
Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or a denture.
Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural and some people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes.
If you have missing teeth or are currently wearing dentures and are interested in dental implants, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you and helping to make your smile the best that it can be!