What are my Dental Implant options?
Think of dental implants as metal anchors, typically made out of titanium. These anchors are surgically placed into the jawbone to hold permanent replacement of teeth.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or multiple teeth. After the implant is placed and given time to fuse with your bone, it will need restored with an abutment and either a crown or bridge. An abutment is a connector piece used to connect the implant post to the restoration. Dr. Keo and Dr. Rowley will take into consideration both aesthetics and functionality when deciding whether to use an individual crown or a bridge to restore your implant.
Benefits of choosing dental implants include:
- Permanency - Once restored, dental implants are permanent and function like your natural teeth. You will no longer need to worry about wearing unsightly, uncomfortable, or ill-fitting removable partial dentures to fill gaps from missing teeth.
- Aesthetics - They also look and feel like your natural teeth. The final restoration is fabricated to match the shape, color, and size of the teeth around it.
- Halt bone loss - Dental implants halt premature bone loss caused by missing teeth.
- Eating - You can enjoy the foods you love again!