Many patients are surprised to learn our dental implant treatment provides a dental solution that looks, functions and even feels like one of your natural teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to place a permanent crown or bridge. An implant can also serve as a post for securing dentures.
The ‘root’ portion of the implant is usually placed by an Oral Surgeon or a Periodontal specialist, while the ‘crown,’ or the visible portion of the tooth, is made and placed right in your general dentist’s office.
Implants are usually made of a synthetic, yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic and Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth.
In order for a dental implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require diligent oral hygiene.