Dental implants are the most durable and functional tooth replacement option available today. The implant is comprised of a titanium post that serves as the root of your replacement tooth, a porcelain crown, and an abutment that attaches the crown to the implant. With proper oral care, a dental implant can replace a natural tooth for a lifetime.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Convenience. Once the implant is placed, it serves all the functions of a natural tooth. No eating restrictions or speaking impediments.
- Oral health. With other tooth replacement options, the bone where the root used to be may deteriorate over time, causing neighboring teeth to shift and loosen. Implants are the only option that helps prevent bone loss in the jawline.
- Reliability. Implant placement surgery is one of the most effective types of surgery with a success rate of over 95%.
- Confidence. Implants are nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth. Smile more often with a full, healthy set of teeth.
The Restoration Procedure
You will begin restoring your dental implant once it has been placed in your mouth and your dentist has determined that it is healed. One of our doctors will then fit you with an abutment and a crown. The abutment is placed onto the dental implant and the crown is placed over the abutment. The crown is a custom-fitted replacement for the part of your tooth that is visible in your mouth.
The dental implant will perform all the function of your natural tooth, and with proper oral hygiene, can last a lifetime. Your dentist will consult with you on how to care for your new tooth and maintain your oral health. As will your natural teeth, your dental implant and crown require daily brushing and flossing, and regular cleanings at your dentist’s office.