Dental Implants are small, titanium, screw-shaped threaded cylinders that are placed into the jaw bone. They are used to replace one or more missing teeth, or to stabilize dentures.
The implant acts like the root of a natural tooth, and bone actually forms around a special coating on the implant to hold the implant firmly in place. This process is referred to as osseointegration.
In cases where there are multiple missing teeth, or where the patient has previously had dentures, multiple implants are placed in the mouth to allow for implant-supported dental restorations.
The success rate for dental implants is very high; and, with proper care, good dental hygiene, and a healthy life style, it is rare that implants will fail.
Contact us to make an appointment with our on staff specialist about missing tooth or teeth.