What is a Dental Implant?
“Dental Implants are the most ideal option for replacing a missing tooth.”
A Dental Implant is as close as you can get to having your natural tooth back. It is essentially a titanium screw that is placed into a patient’s bone. After placement we allow the site to heal (typically for 3-4 months), giving enough time for the implant to integrate into the bone. At that point we can prepare the site for the final restoration in the form of a custom-made crown. The custom crown is created with the patient’s complete smile in mind, with a focus on complementing existing shape and color.
When Would I Need a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is used to replace a missing tooth. In most cases, an implant can be placed the same day as an extraction with little pain or discomfort.
What are the benefits of a Dental Implant?
- Feels most like a natural tooth
- Longevity of the restoration
- Retention of bone at the missing tooth site
What are some alternatives to dental implant treatment?
The most common alternatives to replace a missing tooth are:
- Removable Partial