Missing Teeth? Dental Implants Are A Permanent Solution
Single tooth dental implants are a secure, attractive, and lifelong solution to tooth loss.
Dental implants are natural-looking prosthetics that are bonded to your jaw, so they act just like real teeth and provide all the function, appearance and strength of a healthy smile.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
To understand how a dental implant can replace a tooth, it’s best to learn about what components make up an implant.
A dental implant is composed of three parts:
- The fixture: fastens the implant to your jawbone, made of titanium
- The abutment: connects the fixture to your restoration
- The porcelain crown: the restoration, placed on top of the abutment
When your procedure is complete, only the attractive porcelain crown is visible. The abutment and fixture below replace the root of your tooth, and act as defense against jawbone deterioration.
The end result of your restoration: a beautiful, full smile that gives you freedom and confidence.
The implant is surgically placed and takes an average of two to six months to heal. During the healing period, your jawbone performs osseointegration with the implant, which fuses the titanium fixture and living bone together.
Throughout the whole process, you’ll have a temporary crown attached to your implant so you’ll never have a gap in your smile after your first visit.Learn More About The Dental Implant Process