WHAT IT IS
Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. An implant consists of a titanium screw that functions as the root of a tooth, the implant abutment (coping that provides support to the new crown), and the implant crown. The titanium screw, or implant post, is crucial in helping maintain the strength and size of the mouth’s bone structure, which supports the teeth. The structure diminishes in strength, health and size once a tooth is absent.
Implants maintain the health of the existing bone and limit the amount lost over time. Implants can be used to replace multiple teeth (as in a bridge) or to retain or support partial and complete dentures, ensuring the quality of those options for replacement. Implants function like teeth, can be flossed and brushed like teeth and are not removed. Implant placement is typically a 6 to 12-month process to ensure Osseo integration and fusion with the surrounding bone.
If proper care is taken, implants can last a lifetime. Our treatments are designed to give you the three major outcomes of dental implants – esthetic, functional and preservation.