What is a Dental Implant?
Updated: Oct 31, 2020
Dental Implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth. The implants themselves are artificial tooth roots anchored in the gum or jawbone on which replacement teeth are permanently secured. Since implanted teeth are fixed in the mouth rather than removable like dentures, they allow the wearer to return to the comfort and function associated with natural teeth. The bone actually bonds to the Implants. This allows the teeth to be replaced without placing any pressure on the gums, thus eliminating the pain normally associated with dentures.
What are Dental Implants made of?
Implants are made from titanium, a biologically safe metal, they are designed in various shapes and sizes to fit your individual needs.
How will I benefit from Dental Implants?
The first and most obvious benefit is the enhanced ability to chew and enjoy your food. Using dental implants, the upper teeth can be replaced without covering the roof of the mouth. By exposing the roof of the mouth, the former denture wearer can enjoy the subtle tastes and textures of food and drink that they have been missing out on for so many years. They also stop bone loss in the area where the teeth are missing, which otherwise continues through life. Implants also eliminate the embarrassment and inconvenience associated with removable teeth. Implants also allow single missing teeth to be replaced without cutting down healthy ones.
How long do Dental Implants last?
We have every intention of them lasting you a lifetime; however, there is no way we can predict complications in the future. Our success rate over the years has been excellent.
Do you offer financing for Dental Implants?
Yes, our office provides a wide variety of financing options available to you. Ask our receptionist for details.