Dental Implants are one of dentistry’s longest, more reliable forms of treatment used to replace teeth that have been lost or teeth with damaged roots. These durable mounts are shaped like that of a screw and securely embedded into your bone, just as your natural teeth roots are, and then attached to the replacement tooth, bridge, or denture. Implanted by a team of dental professionals, your new implant will look, feel, and function just as natural teeth do.
Once embedded, dental implants generally take between 2-6 months to fuse completely to the bone. Once this process has been completed, your restorative tooth may be placed. Unlike dentures, which are unstable, dental implants are a long-term, dependable means to replacing missing teeth.
Why should I consider dental implants?
If you’ve lost a tooth due to injury or tooth decay, there are many reasons to consider dental implants. Once you lose your tooth, your dental structure weakens and over time can cause teeth to shift and loosen from their natural position. Choosing a dental implant will maintain the integrity of your dental structure by supporting your neighboring teeth. Dental implants provide a natural-looking and feeling tooth replacement that can offer a more permanent solution as they can last decades with proper care.