Dental Implants have had an enormous impact on how dentists replace missing teeth. Never before has the replacement of missing teeth been more successful. Teeth replaced with implants look like natural teeth and allow patients to chew normally. When there is adequate supporting bone, implants are the best option for tooth replacement.
What is a Dental Implant?A Dental implant is a titanium replacement for the root of a lost tooth. Titanium is placed in the bone, and the bone grows around the implant bonding to it. It forms a very strong supporting foundation for artificial replacement teeth. Implants come in many varieties, sizes and shapes. We select the best choices of implant for your particular needs. We determine which and how many implants to use depending upon the number of teeth we are replacing and which type of restoration we are planning. A single tooth is most often replaced by an implant-retained crown. Multiple teeth replacements fall into two basic categories; Fixed replacements (bridges) and Removable replacements (partial and full dentures).
Once implants and restorations are placed, patients often find that they forget they even have implants, because the replacements look and work just like natural teeth.
If you are missing teeth or are uncomfortable with your dentures due to an ill-fit, implants are an option you should consider.
At Main Street Smile, we will determine if you are a candidate for these life-changing restorations and we will take the time to discuss all the options available for replacement of your missing teeth.