Crowns, conventional bridges, or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. For some people, dental implants offer an alternative that looks and feels very natural. Surgically placed below the gums, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or dentures.
Implants offer improved stability because they fuse to your bone. The integrated nature of the implants help your replacement teeth feel more natural. Also some people find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes.
Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. A thorough evaluation by your dentist will help determine whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Dental Implants are an excellent alternative to bridges, partials, and full dentures. Strong, natural- looking, and flexible, they can be used to replace a single or multiple teeth, and anchor partials and dentures, too.
A dental implant appears more like a natural tooth than a bridge or denture, and can be used to assist with decayed, impacted, missing, or even just plain aching teeth. Made from titanium, fabricated to replace the root of your tooth, dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone under the gum using a local anesthetic. As the jawbone fuses with the implant, an artificial tooth or crown is placed on the implant, resulting in a tooth that functions just like a natural one.
Dr. Peterson knows that dental implants provide multiple advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning more like a natural tooth, a dental implant replaces a single tooth without adversely impacting the health of the surrounding teeth. Because a dental implant will replace your tooth and its root, the bone will be better preserved. In the long run, a single dental implant will prove more esthetically pleasing and much easier to keep clean than other restoration options.