Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth that are made of titanium. Implants can be used as a replacement for missing teeth or can serve as a permanent solution for attaching a removable denture.
A single implant can restore your smile if you have just one missing tooth, but they also provide excellent support and stability for bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures. Because of the implants’ strength, they can often last more than 20 years.
Dental implants function as a strong base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, called crowns. They can also provide excellent support and stability for bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures. Because of the strength of implants, they can often last more than 20 years.
A missing tooth can be embarrassing and make you avoid showing your smile. A dental implant is an artificial tooth that looks just like your natural teeth, filling out your smile. But dental implants can serve various purposes that aren't solely cosmetic.
While implants can increase your confidence through a restored and beautiful smile, the metal appliance can also help with chewing, facial tissues, speech, and digestion. An implant can also resolve problems associated with missing teeth, such as bone loss and tooth shifting.
First, your Sunrise Dental periodontist evaluates your mouth by taking X-rays and impressions to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant.
If you’re a suitable candidate, the periodontist performs the implant procedure. They numb your mouth and surgically place the implant into the jawbone. The implant heals in place and fuses with your jawbone over the following months.
Once the implant becomes one with your bone, the artificial teeth are made and fitted to your mouth. Your dentist makes sure that the teeth appear natural, resemble your other teeth, and are comfortable in your mouth.
Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will help your dental implants to have the longest life and remain aesthetically pleasing.
Call Sunrise Dental to learn more about dental implants or schedule an appointment online today.