A dental implant is a substitute or replacement tooth root that provides a stable foundation for a replacement tooth or prosthetic appliance. The implant is firmly anchored into the jawbone through osseo integration, a natural process where the bone and implant become integrated, providing the same stability as natural teeth. This state of the art technology makes it possible to provide replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.
If you or someone you know are experiencing any of the following difficulties, you should consider Tooth Replacement Therapy:
- The loss of one or more teeth;
- Impending loss of a bridge when a tooth fails;
- Unattractive changes in facial features;
- Lack of confidence when speaking or smiling;
- Difficulty chewing certain foods;
- Loose denture or partial denture.
A referral is made to our oral surgeons to place the implant(s). After integration (approximately 4-6 mos.) The doctors will begin the procedures that will lead to the restoration of the lost teeth. An interim appliance may be necessary during the healing phase. These dental implant photos of a molar replacement are a good example of surgery commonly performed by an implant dentist.