Dental Implants

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a very small titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone in place of a missing tooth. It is restored with a natural-looking prosthetic crown and is strong enough to chew and bite just like a regular tooth because it is anchored in the jaw. Dental implants are fixed: they will not slip or fall out. While bridges and dentures are still a critically important part of dental care, dental implants offer conveniences that are unmatched by other tooth replacement methods.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • No dietary restrictions
  • Won’t slip or fall out
  • Preserve the jawbone

Dental Implants Process

Dental implants are comprised of three parts: the titanium screw that is implanted in the jaw, a connector called an “abutment,” and the final crown. The first step in the dental implants process is a consultation with an oral surgeon, who will also perform the implant placement. After placement, the implant will be left to fuse with the bone for a few months, and then you will return to us for a beautiful, natural-looking crown. The length of the process is between 3 and 12 months and is dependent on the specifics of your case.

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