If you are missing teeth, our dentists may recommend replacing them with a dental implant. Implants replace your entire tooth from root to crown to restore your smile, oral health and quality of life. Implants are designed to look, feel and function just like your original tooth to provide optimal results from your treatment.
Implants consist of two parts – an implant post and an implant restoration. The implant post is surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace the tooth root, and performs the same functions as your tooth root by stimulating your supporting jawbone and providing a stable foundation for the tooth. The implant restoration replaces the visible portions of your tooth. Depending on your needs, the restoration may be a crown, bridge or denture.
Implants are designed to last for a lifetime, and require the same care as your original tooth – daily flossing and brushing as well as regular appointments with our dentists to receive preventative care and other necessary treatments.
Almost everyone is a candidate for dental implants. As long as your mouth is healthy you should be able to receive an implant without difficulty. If you have a pre-existing dental condition, such as periodontal disease or tooth decay, our dentists will need to provide you with treatment for that condition prior to providing you with implant dentistry. Request an appointment or call us at 210-853-5600 today.