Who Needs Dental Implants?
If you are missing a tooth, multiple teeth, wear dentures or even missing all of your teeth you might be a candidate for implants. People get implants for aesthetic reasons, functional ones or both. Our patients just want to improve their appearance, be more comfortable in social situations, appear more professional at work, eat the foods they choose and in general participate more confidently in life!
Do You Need a Dental Implant?
The benefit of dental implants is that dental implants are made of titanium and so they can never decay. Titanium is the strongest yet lightest weight metal of its kind. Titanium is completely compatible with the human body. Dental implants are one of the biggest and most successful advances in dentistry in the past half-century.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Titanium posts are surgically placed in the lower and upper jaw. These function as anchors for the replacement teeth or dental crowns. Dental crowns will be based on size, shape, color and fit, and will be designed to blend in with the other teeth in your mouth. If you are replacing more than a single tooth, custom-made bridges or dentures can be made to fit your mouth and your new implants. Customized teeth called dental crown are then attached to the posts. These dental crowns are designed to blend in with your existing teeth so no one will know they are not your actual teeth.