What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a post, which is surgically placed into the bone to provide a permanent solution for tooth loss. An implant can be used alone to replace a single tooth. It may also be used as a replacement for partial dentures or to anchor dentures for stability.
Dental implants fuse with your natural bone and soft tissue. They closely resemble natural teeth and can completely restore your smile and substantially improve your oral health. Once the implant is placed and stabilized, a crown is created and attached to provide beautiful results.
There are many causes of tooth loss. The most common cause is advanced, untreated periodontal disease. Whether you’ve lost a tooth due to periodontal disease, an accident, or decay, a dental implant can permanently restore your smile, ability to eat, and speak. Replacing a lost tooth (or teeth) is important and prevents the shifting of surrounding teeth.
If you’re considering dental implants, please contact us for a complimentary consultation to determine if you’re a candidate.
Is it painful to receive a dental implant?
Modern technology, along with appropriate medications, minimize discomfort associated with receiving a dental implant.
For more information, please contact our office.