A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration 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 metal root that is surgically positioned into the jaw. Once the implant is in place and the bone surrounding the implant has had time to heal, an abutment and crown are attached to the metal root. While implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. Implants are stronger than natural teeth. They are also a more favorable approach than a bridge because they preserve bone height and do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.
To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. At our office, we will take a 3D x-ray of the area to determine eligibility. 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.