for Replacing Missing Teeth
What are Dental Implants and How are They Used?
A dental implant is a most effective method for permanently replacing missing teeth. The implant is a small titanium post that is surgically anchored to the jawbone and then topped with a natural looking replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth or an entire upper or lower set of teeth.
An excellent use of dental implants is under dentures for a more comfortable and stable fit and to preserve the remaining underlying bone. If you have loose-fitting dentures, dental implants definitely provide a more satisfactory result.
The Dental Implants Process
Once the decision is made that dental implants are the right solution for your specific case, Dr. DuPont and Dr. Wilkerson work closely with an implant surgeon to plan ideal locations and insert the dental implants. Once the implant sites are healed, Dr. DuPont and Dr. Wilkerson will implement restoration dentistry procedures to ensure a positive outcome, improving the function and beauty of your smile.
For a single missing tooth, a dental crown is used as the prosthesis. In instances of multiple missing teeth or all missing teeth, a dental bridge or denture may be used to restore proper esthetics and function
Dental Implant Benefits:
- Dental implants have the look, feel and function of natural teeth
- Dental implants can comfortably and permanently replace loose dentures
- Dental implants have an incredible success rate of 98%
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants offer a life-long solution for missing teeth.
Contact us to find out if dental implants are right for you.