Dental implants are so effective because of a very small post that is inserted in your jaw. This post actually integrates with surrounding bone tissue and becomes a replacement root for your missing tooth.
The implant is made of titanium, a remarkable material that is bio-compatible. This means that the implant is absorbed as a natural part of surrounding tissue.
Dental implants are actually placed in three steps. First, the implant is placed in your jaw and allowed to heal. Once healing is complete, a small extension called an abutment is attached to the implant. Finally, a dental crown is attached to the abutment, creating a fully functional, stable tooth.
The fact that the dental implant actually becomes part of your jaw makes it the one of the most effective tooth replacement options available today. This is because it provides all the stability of a natural tooth, allowing you to speak and chew normally.
Even though a dental implant is considered to be permanent, the crown portion may eventually need to be repaired or replaced.
Having a dental implant placed is a big decision, and you should gather as much information as possible about the advantages and cost involved. Please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office, and we will be glad to arrange a consultation to answer all your questions and discuss the procedure.