If you are missing a tooth or even a series of teeth and a removable denture isn’t deemed an option, you might be a candidate for dental implants. They are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth in either arch of your mouth.
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. The procedure is relatively simple and highly predictable. Recovery/downtime is minimized through planning and doctor skill level.
Implants provide a strong long-term predictable foundation to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium, which are placed in the jawbone. Titanium is used so frequently because it is considered the most biocompatible metal due to its resistance to corrosion, high strength and capacity for osseointegration, meaning that bone will grow and weave itself into the implant, effectively merging the bone and titanium into a single structure. The anchors begin to fuse with the bone over a few months. After the fusing process is completed, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth.
Dr. Christopher Di Turi may suggest an implant as they are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile.