If you lose one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, or another cause, there is still hope. Dental implants are revolutionizing the way people live their day-to-day lives. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone then bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for dental crowns. Dental implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
- Computer-Enhanced Treatment Planning: We have special software on our computer that allows us to evaluate your dental CT scan in three dimensions for bone quality, bone quantity, and bone location, enabling the best possible placement of your dental implants. This also allows us to plan the restorative aspect of your treatment to ensure an ideal result.
- Implant Maintenance: Once your dental implant restoration is completed, it is important to keep the area clean and infection-free. Dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar just as teeth can. Whether you have just one tooth replaced by an implant or several, a thorough cleaning with our specialized hygienist, Katie, will be necessary to keep your implants healthy. The time interval for these professional cleanings will be determined by your individual needs.