Dental implants aren’t just any tooth replacement. They look, feel, and act like real teeth, and that is because they mimic the most desirable qualities of them. With our oral surgery 34202, we at American Family Dental replace single teeth, multiple teeth, or even all of them on the upper or lower jaw using implant technology.
An implant consists of two components. Beneath the gums is the titanium post that is your new root. Above the gums is your tooth-colored crown. Together, they represent a giant leap forward in technology. Old-fashioned dentures and bridges only sit atop your gums and either require messy adhesives or the loss of tooth material from surrounding teeth. That’s because they lack the root to anchor them in to your jaw like any of your natural teeth. The way this is done is that the post is put in with our oral surgery 34202. Your jaw bone then grows around the post. It takes a few months for your bone structure to fuse with the post. Once that has been accomplished, you are now ready for the new tooth. Impressions are taken and then the dental lab makes the crown that will be cemented to the top of the post to give you a complete tooth replacement. Thanks to the results of our oral surgery 34202, your facial contours are preserved, your gum and bone tissue won’t erode, and you will have a tooth that allows you to speak, laugh, and chew with 100% confidence. You can even have tough, chewy, or crunchy foods. No worries. Perhaps best of all, it’s possible to get a lifetime of use out of your implant with proper care.
Schedule an appointment with our office. Come in for an examination and consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for an implant.