Dental implants are changing the lives of our patients. They have become the preferred method to replace missing and failing natural teeth.
A dental implant is simply an artificial tooth root. Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth or an entire set of teeth. With over forty years of research with outstanding long-term results, many studies have found that the success rate for today’s dental implants is as high as 98%. In the hands of properly trained and skilled dental implant surgeons, implants are a safe, predictable and often the most preferred alternative to the traditional way teeth were replaced (bridges, dentures).
The implant is made of a biocompatible material, medical-grade titanium, so it is well accepted by the body with no fear of rejection. The implants are placed into the bone where teeth are missing. The bone then bonds to the implant surface creating a strong foundation for the artificial teeth. An abutment is a component that is fastened to the implant and extends through the gum tissue to serve as an attachment for the replacement teeth.
To sum it up there are three parts needed to provide you with new teeth – the dental implant, an abutment, and the replacement tooth or teeth
Whether you’re looking to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants can provide you with the support you need for a natural-looking smile. Give us a call today and schedule a consultation to see if dental implants are right for you!