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. Our practice works closely with several outstanding surgeons who place the implant. After placement, we will fabricate an implant crown to restore the tooth to its highest level of functionality and beauty.
Dental implants make for great replacement teeth. While titanium has been the most popular material used in implant dentistry, there is a newer alternative. Zirconia dental implants are a type of ceramic that provide long-lasting and effective replacements for the roots of teeth. Those who have sensitivities or allergies to metal make great candidates for zirconia.
Zirconia dental implants offer the same benefits as titanium ones. They are biocompatible with the jaw so that bone will fuse to its structure. Zirconia implants also thwart bone atrophy by keeping the jaw active. These replacement teeth make it possible to enjoy a variety of foods without discomfort or difficulty.
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.
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 visit to see if dental implants might be the right solution for you.
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.
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.