Dental Implants include an intricate procedure but are a long-term alternative to replacing missing teeth. They are a substitute for bridges. Bridges require reducing the adjacent teeth to support the replica tooth that replaces the missing one. Implants have three parts: (1) titanium metal root inserted into the jawbone, (2) an abutment, a metal body that fits over and into the titanium metal root (3) and a tooth-like crown made of porcelain fused to metal or all ceramic material for aesthetic appearance.
A dental implant may replace one or more teeth or be used as a support to a denture. If there is a loss of jaw bone due to periodontal disease, the surgeon most likely requires a bone graft to ensure the implant root’s successful stability. If you are interested in getting dental implants, please give our dentists near you a call at (561) 391-5331.