A dental implant is a post, usually made of titanium, which serves as a substitute for a missing natural tooth’s root. The implant is placed in the jawbone so that it may fuse with the natural bone to become a sturdy foundation for a replacement tooth. Implants can be used to replace individual teeth or to support a bridge or denture containing multiple teeth.
If you are missing one, a few, or all of your teeth-then dental implants are right for you! Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. They serve as a foundation for bridges or crowns which replace missing teeth. A dental implant is a post made of titanium that is embedded in the jawbone just below the gum line. Dental implants are durable and do not become loose like dentures. They do not need support from surrounding teeth. This makes them a better alternative than other available options. Patients lose their teeth from: disease, gingivitis, decay or injury. Whatever reason you lost your teeth, rest assured that your smile can be restored.
Surgery is required to receive dental implants; patients seeking them should be in good general and oral health. Our dentists will affirm whether you are a good candidate for the surgery.
In certain cases, placing dental implants is difficult due to a lack of proper bone structure. In these cases, your dentist may suggest a sinus augmentation. A sinus lift is a procedure in which the sinus floor is raised and the bone is developed for implants to be placed. In other cases, a ridge modification may be performed. A ridge modification entails a lifting of the dental bridge. Defects are filled with bone or bone substitutes. Afterwards, implants can be successfully placed.
If you are looking to renew your smile, call Tucker & Gailis Dental to receive an expert consultation!