Every time we consult with a patient with a missing tooth or teeth, I want to jump up and down with excitement. Not because I think it's great to be missing teeth but because there is such a tremendous solution – dental implants.
If you have lost a single tooth because of a traumatic injury or advanced decay, a dental implant is the most comfortable and convenient solution available. Though a removable partial denture is one option for the replacement of a single tooth, most patients find this alternative bulky and unsightly. Once implants are complete they look absolutely natural. In fact they do more than make your smile look whole again, they help preserve and restore the natural contours of your face and prevent the bone deterioration that often occurs when teeth are missing.
How Do Implants Work?
Implants completely simulate a natural tooth. Placing implants is a surgical procedure: A zirconia post placed into the bone to function as, and replace your natural tooth root. The bone bonds with the zirconia, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
To replace the actual tooth, an impression is made and processed into our dental laboratory. The lab will create a tooth designed specifically to fit in the space, and match the size and shape of the remaining healthy teeth.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Are you missing teeth? Then you are probably a great candidate!
With a dental implant, you will experience better health, a more comfortable bite, reduced chances of gum disease, improve your speech and a great looking smile.