Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many teeth and are a more permanent solution than dentures. Implants will leave you with a functional, natural-looking smile.
A dental implant is a metal root that acts as a substitute for your tooth's natural root. This allows an artificial tooth to be attached to it, restoring your smile.
Dental implants can help to:
Implant procedures require three pieces: a metal root, an abutment, and a tooth replacement. In most cases, this is a crown or bridge.
The metal root will first be surgically placed into the jaw bone. This typically requires four to six months for full healing of the surgical implant, which must happen prior to placing the artificial tooth.
At this point, your dentist will attach the tooth replacement and abutment to the implant, creating a functional and natural-looking tooth.
In cases where there is not enough bone to support a dental implant, more advanced surgery may be required to allow the use of implants.
Read the answers to frequently asked questions about implants.
The implant procedure is very common, more than 500,000 patients have had dental implants done. With more than 30 years of cylindrical implants, clinical documentation has proven the success of this system.
Cylindrical-type implants continue to lead the world in dental implant technology with one of the highest success rates in dentistry.
You are unlikely to feel any major discomfort during or after your procedure. Your dentist will discuss anesthesia options with you, but typically dental implants are done using local anesthesia.
Yes! In fact, it has been shown that the ability to chew significantly improves after cylindrical implant treatment, and is comparable to the chewing efficiency of natural teeth.
The first cylindrical-type implants were placed 30 years ago, and we're pleased to report that they are still functioning perfectly.
The life expectancy of cylindrical implants has no limit and improvements continue to be made in the field of implant technology.
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