Dental implant surgery can offer a welcome alternative to dentures or bridgework that doesn’t fit well and can offer an option when a lack of natural teeth roots don’t allow building denture or bridgework tooth replacements. Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal, screwlike posts and replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones.
Teeth can be lost for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s due to old age, decay, or physical injury, missing one or multiple teeth can profoundly affect our confidence and quality of life. Dentistry at Crystalline provides implants in one day, a groundbreaking procedure that repairs your smile in the shortest time possible.
How dental implant surgery is performed depends on the implant type and your jawbone condition. Dental implant surgery may involve several procedures. The primary benefit of implants is solid support for your new teeth — a process that requires the bone to heal tightly around the implant. Because this bone healing requires time, the process can take many months.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the natural tooth’s root. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place.
Who does this procedure?
If you have an implant, your dentist may refer you to a periodontist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon and oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Implant prosthodontists are implant prosthetics.