Dental Implants Can Restore a Lost Tooth So That it Functions Like a Natural Tooth
Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth. Implants help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium which is surgically placed in the jawbone where a tooth is missing. Titanium is the same surgical-grade material that is used in hip and joint replacement procedures and is well tolerated by the human body. The titanium post fuses with the jawbone and provides a strong anchor for a new replacement tooth. 90 days later your restorative dentist inserts small posts (abutments) that attach to the platform of the implant. The abutment emerges through the gums and provides a means for the restorative dentist to place the final crown.
Reasons for dental implants:
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore or enhance facial tissues.
Support a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
Dental Implant Process
The dental implant procedure is a team effort between you, your dentist and Dr. Sams. To begin the process Dr. Sams will meet with you to do an evaluation to determine where and how your implant should be placed at your consultation visit. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, Dr. Sams will create and thoroughly explain the best tailored treatment plan to meet your needs.
If you have questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.
Dr. Marq Sams