Over 20 million people are missing teeth. That’s right – 20 million people who might be having difficulty chewing, who are embarrassed about smiling, and who feel nervous when they talk.
We wish we could treat ALL of those people with our life-changing dental implants. And while that may not be possible, maybe we can help YOU – even if you are missing all your teeth.
Dental implants are an amazing innovation. They consist of several parts – the implant post, the abutment, and the implant crown.
The implant post is a titanium rod that is surgically placed into the jawbone. It works similarly to the way a screw works, gripping the bone and holding fast with amazing precision. What is most remarkable about this procedure is that titanium actually fuses with your bone, essentially becoming part of your jaw. That means that the titanium post replaces your tooth roots. It is as permanent as a restoration gets, stabilizing the area and keeping the jawbone healthy and intact.
On top of the implant post, we usually place a small extension called an abutment. The replacement tooth will attach to this device.
After your post and abutment have healed in place, we will create an implant crown or a replacement for the visible part of your tooth. Our crowns have all the subtle variations and light reflecting qualities of a natural tooth. No one will be able to tell that it isn’t your natural tooth.
If you need more than one or a few teeth replaced, talk to us about implant-retained dentures. These modern dentures offer a great alternative to less comfortable traditional dentures because they are attached directly to your implant posts. That means that they essentially float above your gums, requiring no adhesive, and rarely cause irritation or discomfort.
Not only is a dental implant a permanent replacement for a missing tooth, it is the most naturally functioning replacement available. An implant works like the tooth it replaced so you can eat, speak, and live with total confidence and enjoyment. Better yet, an implant is not susceptible to decay and, with care, should last for a lifetime. It really will give you a beautiful new smile – and the confidence that goes with it!