Dental implant technology
One of the most talked about newer dental procedures is tooth implanting. They’ve helped thousands of people to eat, smile, and speak without worry!
A dental implant is a natural-looking substitute tooth that is surgically screwed or implanted in your jaw to replace missing teeth. First, the dentist places a metal anchor into your jawbone. Over a period of about six months, the bone grows around the anchor to hold it in place. The anchor is then fitted with an artificial tooth that looks and feels just like the real thing. Over time your gums heal and grow naturally around the implant.
Implants are becoming a popular alternative to dentures because they work just like real teeth. In some cases, an implant can be used to fix a removable prosthesis such as a partial denture. But implants can also make excellent replacement for single missing teeth or gaps.
Dental implants are an exciting choice, but they aren’t for everyone. A lot depends on your particular case and how healthy your bones and gums are. If you think implants could be a good choice for you, come in and speak with us about it. We can help you weigh your options and make the right choice. Whether you’re missing one, or all of your teeth, dental implants can get you smiling again.