A dental implant mimics the form and function of a natural tooth, which consists of a root and a crown. The crown is the visible part of your tooth. It is used to chew food and is therefore the most susceptible to cavities. The crown is attached to the jawbone by way of the root. When decay has gone deep enough or when periodontal disease has advanced enough to warrant an extraction, the entire tooth, root and all, is taken out. The dental implant is a titanium screw that is placed into your jaw where the tooth used to be. Once the implant heals, we place an artificial crown on top. The new crown is customized to match your bite and the color of your teeth.
What are the benefits of getting implants?
They look and act like natural teeth
They can last a lifetime with the right care
They improve appearance, comfort, and speech