A dental implant is the only true tooth replacement for people who are missing one or more teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason. A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically positioned into bone. Once in place and bone surrounding the implant has had time to heal, a replacement tooth is attached to the post. Implants are stronger than natural teeth and generally last 10-20 years, providing superior replacement over other options. They are a more favorable approach than bridgework since they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support and maintain much needed bone levels.
To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants. Please contact our office today to begin your journey with dental implants!