How do dental implants work?
Dental implants work very much like your natural teeth. When we surgically place the dental implant into your bone, it acts very much like the roots of your teeth. In fact, when it heals, it actually integrates with your bone. This integration creates a stable foundation for your dental crown, bridge, or implant-supported denture.
The Pros of Dental Implants
Dental implants are easy to clean. In fact, you can treat them like your natural teeth and brush and floss to keep your gums healthy. Healthy gums are essential to the success and longevity of all of your dental restorations and dental implants are no different. Gum disease can cause implant failure.
Implants consist of several parts. The implant itself, which we surgically place in your bone; the abutment, which holds your restoration; and your crown, the part we see. We will design your dental crown to match the rest of your teeth so that your smile appears seamless. No one will ever know you have a dental implant.
Other Uses for Dental Implants
Dental implants provide security for loose-fitting dentures. If you have a difficult time getting your dentures to stay put, implant-supported dentures can help you hold them in place. A few strategically placed implants provide an anchor for your dentures, allowing you to speak and eat confidently. Find out more about this procedure and if you are a good candidate by calling our office!