Dental implants go deeper into correcting issues with missing teeth. There is no other tooth-replacement option that delivers greater long-lasting results. The process all begins with a small, screw-shaped titanium post that occupies the role of the root in the missing tooth. This post is surgically implanted into the jawbone, providing a secure and permanent anchor for the replacement tooth. Over time, this implant actually fuses to the surrounding bone!
To our patients’ surprise, in most cases the procedure is relatively minor and routine, typically requiring only local anesthesia in a single initial session. Once healing from the implant is reached, we top the post with a life-like crown custom-designed to match the existing natural teeth.
Another benefit to dental implant surgery is that is helps preserve the tooth-supporting bone. When a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone goes into recession. Dental implants keep this bone functioning, for a full and natural smile.
When a tooth goes missing, the anchor around the missing tooth deteriorates. A dental implant helps protect healthy bone struc- ture, and even stimulates the bone to encourage growth and pre- vent loss. Your jawbone is part of your smile, too. Act now to pre- serve it!
Your dental implant will never develop a cavity. Plus, implants actually protect other healthy teeth from damage. They’ll even keep your other teeth in their proper place, preventing any additional and unwanted shifting in your smile.