There are times when teeth can’t be saved because of severe periodontal disease or a tooth is simply damaged beyond repair. At the time of tooth loss, a person’s quality of life may suffer because of difficulty chewing, speech impairment, deteriorating bone structure, or embarrassment from having missing teeth. Dental implants have been around for decades, but with modern research and development they are stronger, more durable, more functional, and have a more aesthetic appearance. We believe that everyone deserves a full set of teeth, which is why we gladly offer dental implant services for patients who would benefit from them.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root: It replaces the missing tooth root, which is the portion of a tooth lying beneath your gums. A dental crown, dental bridge or implant-supported denture (all of which are known as the “prosthesis”) is then affixed to the abutment of the dental implant to replace the upper, visible portion of the tooth. Dental implants are placed in the jaw beneath your gums. This fact makes them different from any other kind of tooth replacement system. Implantation within the bone makes these restorations stable, secure and comfortable in your mouth.