Are you missing one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth? Dental implants are permanent and stable tooth replacements. They are your best choice for replacing missing teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your “new tooth” is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the implant post. Following this healing period, our dentist will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture, or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and to make you look amazing.
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry, and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.
Implant – This is the titanium screw that is inserted into your bone in order to stabilize the connector for the crown to attach to. and to act as a root for your crown.
Connector – The connector, also known as the “abutment,” is the middle man for the implant and crown. It is the piece that attaches to the implant at the gumline to then hold the crown securely in place.
Crown – This is the artificial tooth that is attached to the abutment and made to look and function like a natural tooth. Crowns are made to fit so that they will look (natural) and work perfectly.