What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that’s used to replace the natural root of a missing tooth. Implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that integrates with the bone and tissue in your jaw. It is surgically placed in the jaw and allowed time to heal.
The implant is intended to form a stable foundation for the dental restoration to which it is attached. The restoration is the visible part of the tooth and may be a crown, bridge, or denture, depending on your needs.
Tooth Replacement Solution
Replacing teeth with dental implants is not just an aesthetic procedure. Yes, you will end up with a natural-looking replacement tooth. But implants also offer other oral health benefits. Without a natural root to promote healthy growth, bone in the jaw starts to deteriorate. The absence of a root also allows adjacent teeth to start to move and fill the empty space. This can lead to crowding and other problems.
Adding a dental implant fills the empty space, allowing the process of bone regeneration to continue while it also prevents movement of surrounding teeth.
If you have missing teeth and would like to consider dental implants as an option, please call Park Place Dental. We will be happy to arrange a consultation and help you choose the treatment that best fits all your needs.