Dental implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry. Implants are titanium screws that are surgically placed in the jaw bone to replace a missing tooth. The implant is placed just below the level of the gums, an abutment is screwed into the implant, and a crown is then made to replace the missing tooth. There are many advantages to this treatment. First, it is more conservative than doing a bridge. The teeth on either side of the missing tooth is spared from having to be prepared for a crown. Secondly, oral hygiene is easier to perform than around a bridge. With an implant, you can floss around it just like a natural tooth. Normal flossing technique is more difficult around a bridge which can make the teeth more prone to decay.
How They Work
Dental implants are the best way to stabalize full dentures and partial dentures. After the implants are placed, a male abutment is placed on the implant an a female connector is placed in the denture. The denture is snapped into place providing much more retention for the prosthesis. Implants can also help to reduce the amount of jaw bone that resorbs after extraction of teeth.
A Dentist You Can Trust
Dr. Wall is trained in all aspects of dental implants from the surgical placement to the final restoration. Having one dentist performing all aspects of the procedure ensures proper placement of the implant, which ensures better function and aesthetics. In most cases you don’t have to be referred out of the office to an oral surgeon or periodontist. All of the these factors allows us, in most cases, to offer the treatment for a lower cost to the patient and reduced treatment time.