First, let’s define what dental implants are. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support replacement teeth or bridges. They are made of titanium or other biocompatible materials that fuse with the bone in a process called osseointegration, which provides a stable foundation for the replacement teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one or multiple missing teeth, and they can even support a full arch of dentures.
The process of getting dental implants starts with a consultation with a dental implant specialist. During the consultation, the dentist will evaluate your oral health and determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Factors that may affect your candidacy include the amount and quality of jawbone, gum health, and overall health.
If you are a good candidate for dental implants, the next step is the implant placement surgery. During the surgery, the dental implant is placed into the jawbone and left to heal and fuse with the bone over several months. Once the implant has fused with the bone, a connecting piece called an abutment is attached to the implant, which then supports the replacement tooth or bridge.
The final result is a natural-looking and functioning tooth that blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Dental implants are known for their durability and longevity, with proper care and maintenance, they can last a lifetime.
In conclusion, dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth that can improve your overall oral health and quality of life. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and if they are the right choice for you, please contact us for a consultation so we can guide you through the process and help you achieve the smile of your dreams.