Basically, a dental implant is a replacement tooth. Its foundation is a small titanium post implanted in the jaw bone and gradually integrates with surrounding bone and tissue. A dental implant can be placed almost anywhere that a tooth used to be. It is different from other options like dentures and bridges because it actually takes the place of the root of your missing tooth.
Our dental implants are specially prepared so that the bone cells of your body will grow close to the implants and attach to it. A crown or other appliance will later be attached to your dental implant to create a new, functioning tooth.
Dental implants need to be cared for properly, but they will not develop cavities the way that natural teeth do. The crown will also need proper care so that your dental implant can provide the lifetime of service.
If you are looking for a solution to replace a missing tooth, please contact our dental office. Dental implants are a great option, but not everyone is a good candidate for this type of tooth replacement. We can arrange a consultation with Dr. Stone to discuss your needs and help you decide if a dental implant is the best choice for you.