Implants for Tooth Replacement
Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t! Dental implants are designed to replace the root portion of the tooth with biocompatible materials intended to last a lifetime. Replacing missing teeth is important for your health overall and especially important for the health of your other teeth. Not only is chewing ability lost when a tooth is missing, but not replacing missing teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded and create subsequent problems. Also, there are the obvious issues of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem caused by one or more missing teeth. Dr. Kozlow works closely with several outstanding surgeons who place the implant. After placement, Dr. Kozlow will fabricate an implant crown to restore the tooth to its highest level of functionality and beauty.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
The implants we provide are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. They act as an anchor for a replacement tooth or crown or a set of replacement teeth. The first benefit is that dental implants restore the functionality and beauty of natural teeth. However, the confidence of having a beautiful, durable, functional smile is the greatest benefit.
Are you a candidate for implants?
Our patients are all ages. Implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay. Implants are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures. Call today today to schedule a consultation to see if dental implants might be the right solution for you.
Are there different kinds of implants?
There are many shapes, sizes and brands of implants available including titanium and zirconia (ceramic) implants. With a consultation we can make recommendations regarding the type of implant most appropriate for your particular situation.
Do implant procedures take a long time?
Treatment time for implants can vary depending on your needs but most of our patients are surprised at how quickly they can have a teeth replaced.