If you are missing your natural teeth, your dentist may recommend dental implants to replace the roots of some of your missing teeth. Whether you need to replace one tooth or many, a Prosthodontist (dentists that are experts in the restoration and replacement of teeth) will work with you through every step of the dental implant treatment.
Dental implants will help minimize the amount of bone that will be lost in the area of missing teeth. They help to preserve the jawbone and prevent it from continuous shrinkage after the teeth are lost. Dental implants are used to replace a single tooth, several missing teeth or a set of full denture. Implant supported teeth feel secure and this helps artificial teeth feel more natural than typical dentures.
Dental implants are made of titanium and once they attach to the jawbone and gum tissue, they become a stable base for the artificial teeth. Dental implants have been used for several decades and have very successful outcome. U.S. dentists place more than 5.5 million implants annually. They can last a lifetime with good care.
It is important that your implant surgeon and your restorative dentist go over your medical condition and evaluate you carefully with an examination and x-rays to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implant. Call our office to discuss your needs for dental implant.