When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the best way to do so while providing an alternative option to partial or complete dentures instead. Not only do implants provide great support and stability but they are true replacements for teeth in both function and appearance. Dental implants have titanium or ceramic artificial roots that look like screws and are placed into the jaw bone. After that, a crown that looks like the missing tooth is attached to the artificial root.
Implants are typically very strong, extremely stable, and durable for many years to come but sometimes you will need to visit the dentist to get them re-tightened or replaced.
Getting a dental implant requires several visits over time. Typically, the process starts with a set of x-rays and impressions taken of both the jaw and surrounding teeth. Once your new implant is created, the surgery starts. The implant will be placed into the bone and allowed to integrate itself into the jaw for up to six months.
Depending on what type of implant you get, additional surgeries might be needed. After several weeks of healing and possibly several fittings, the artificial teeth are attached to the implant. If you have been thinking about getting a dental implant, contact Glauser Family Dentistry today. We are here to help return your smile to your face.