If you have damaged, missing, or broken teeth and are looking for the perfect restoration solution, then dental implants may be right for you. At Brad Sammons DDS, we offer many different restoration options for our patients. One of the most common choices today is dental implants.
Dental Implants are a permanent solution, are durable, and long lasting. Implants function like natural teeth, and allow patients to speak and eat normally. They are comfortable and don’t slip around like other restoration options.Implants act as an artificial tooth root and are made of titanium. Dental implants act similar to a screw that is placed in the patient’s jawbone. The implant provides the base for one or many crowns. Crowns are artificial teeth that can be custom made to match the color and shape of your natural teeth.
In order to provide the needed support for the implants, the patient must have enough bone present in the jaw. If needed, bone grafting can be done where synthetic bone material is added to the area. This creates a strong base for the implant, and allows the implant to function like a natural tooth.
Once the healing process is complete, a connector or abutment is set on top of the implant. This holds the crown in place. During this process temporary crowns may be used until the permanent crowns are installed.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Provide long term value financially.
- Implants are permanent and do not slip or click like other solutions.
- Implants preserve the natural bone in the mouth, and this helps stimulate new bone growth.
- Implants are built to last upwards of 25 years or a lifetime if cared for properly.