Dental implants are a popular, effective, long-term solution for people who suffer from failing teeth, missing teeth, or chronic dental problems. Compared to dentures and bridges, dental implants fit, feel and function like natural teeth.
The implant is an artificial tooth root, which provides a permanent base for the fixed replacement tooth. This base is made out of titanium because it is lightweight, strong, and biocompatible. Biocompatible means that it is not rejected by our bodies. Over time it actually fuses to the living bone cells in your jaw. This will create the secure anchor for your new tooth, making it feel natural.
There are typically three parts of a dental implant. These three parts include:
1. The implant: The dental implant is a titanium rod that is secured into your jawbone and it serves as an artificial root.
2. The abutment: The abutment is a permanent connector for the replacement tooth.
3. The replacement tooth: The replacement tooth is the crown that is attached to the implant. This is sized, shaped and colored to match your natural teeth so no one will be able to tell the difference.
So, call our office to get a consultation on how to get your effective, long-term solution today!