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Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason

What's involved?

The placement of an implant generally is three-part process that takes several months.
In the first step, the dentist surgically places the implant into the jaw, with the top of the implant slightly above the top of the bone. A titanium screw is inserted into the implant to prevent gum tissue and other debris from entering. The gum is then secured over the implant, where it will remain covered for approximately three to six months while the implant fuses with the bone, a process called osseointegration.
In the second step, the implant is uncovered and the dentist attaches a post, also called an abutment, to the implant. The gum tissue is allowed to heal around the post. Once healed, the implant and post serve as the foundation for the new tooth.
In the third and final step, the dentist makes a custom artificial tooth, called a dental crown, based on size, shape, color, and fit that will blend with your other teeth. Once completed, the crown is attached to the implant post.

What are the advantages of Dental Implants?

  • Improved Appearance
  • Improved Speech
  • Improved Comfort
  • Easier Eating
  • Improved Self-Esteem
  • Improved Oral Health
  • Durability
  • Covenience