A missing tooth no longer has to impact the health and appearance of your smile. Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements. The implant is a titanium post that we surgically insert into the gums to serve as the “root” of the artificial tooth. The post is given time to fuse to the jawbone, creating a sturdy, secure foundation for a crown restoration. Because the implant mimics the structure of a real tooth, it prevents shifting of surrounding teeth, difficulty chewing and speaking, and other complications of missing a tooth.
Implants can be used to replace one tooth or multiple. They can also be used to hold bridges or dentures in place. However, not all patients are good candidates for implants. You must be in good health and have strong, sufficient jawbone. During a consultation we can work with you to determine if dental implants are right for you. If not, we will discuss other options for providing you with a full, complete smile!