Lost or missing teeth no longer need to be replaced with bridges or dentures. Dental Implants are a permanent alternative to dentures.
Dental implants cosmetic dentistry provides a permanent alternative to dentures and improves your smile. Implants look, function and feel just like your natural teeth because they are anchored to the jawbone. Implants can also serve as anchors for bridges, or dentures to help eliminate slipping.
A dental implant restoration consists of a biocompatible titanium screw and post topped by a crown, bridge, or denture. In essence, dental implants help maintain bone mass and act and look like natural teeth. Our process for dental implants begins with a thorough evaluation at our offices. The exam will include an evaluation of bone structure and jaw strength to accommodate placement of implants. After this evaluation, we can tell you whether you’re a candidate for dental implants. If so, surgery will be required in which a titanium post is implanted into the jawbone. One post is required for each new tooth that will be anchored. We then allow time for the bone tissue to fuse with the titanium post to create a solid foundation.
Once the implants are secured, we will attach a handcrafted permanent crown to each post. Crowns will match your natural teeth perfectly.
The imitation of an entire natural tooth, from the root up, means that dental implants provide all the benefits and functionality of natural teeth. Dental implant patients enjoy a diet complete with all of the hard-to-chew foods those with natural teeth enjoy. They can also improve your bite and speech.