Basic Dental Implant Info
Dental implants are the best option to replace your missing teeth because they replace your entire tooth, not just the biting part that you can see. The dental implant is actually a titanium post that is surgically placed in your jawbone. Your bone heals around the implant, and then we place a crown on top. The implant acts like the tooth root and stimulates your jawbone so it doesn’t start to recede (a receding jawbone can give you wrinkles and make you look older than you are).
After we implant your replacement tooth root, we’ll give you a temporary crown until you’ve healed. Once your jaw is healed, we’ll place the permanent crown. Your crown will match your other teeth, and no one will know you were ever missing a tooth or teeth. Here are some benefits of all types of dental implants.
- Natural-looking teeth
- They replace the tooth root
- Dental implants are permanent; you never take them out
- They’re as stable as natural teeth
- No food restrictions
- They feel like natural teeth