85% of people you meet create an opinion whether they like you or not initially based upon your smile. Clean, straight, and white teeth are the calling card of confidence. Even a single missing tooth can prevent you from feeling bold and brave – or from even speaking due to insecurity about your smile being less than perfect. Tooth loss happens to many people for a variety of reasons. Tooth decay, gum disease, and trauma are a just few of the reasons that may cause a tooth to be lost. In order to avoid issues with chewing or damage to adjacent teeth, dental implants are the preferred, permanent option for tooth loss. Dental implants are a the most durable and functional tooth replacement option and one of the most successful restorative procedures.
Following a series of radiographs (x-rays) with our advanced 3D technology, the doctor will determine the optimal placement for the implant. The implant itself is a titanium post that replaces the root of your missing tooth, an abutment attaches to the implant, which is then covered with a crown. Once the implant has been placed, additional appointments for restoration procedures for crown abutment and crown attaching will be scheduled.
Dental implants are very convenient, because they function similar to a natural tooth and don’t require any restrictions. They are indistinguishable from neighboring teeth and are a great option to prevent jawbone loss or other teeth to shift.
With proper oral care, a dental implant can last a lifetime and give you a full, healthy smile.