There is no better or more lifelike replacement for missing teeth than dental implants. These realistic restorations affix directly into bone, permanently anchoring them to function exactly like a natural tooth, and are a superior alternative to crowns, bridges and dentures.
A dental implant consists of three elements: The implant itself, the abutment and the crown.
- Dental implant: Specially crafted titanium implants screw into your bone and promote bone growth to secure them to your jaw. They sit flush with your gum line.
- Abutment: After the implant heals and integrates with your bone, the titanium abutment screws into it, providing a strong surface to affix the crown.
- Crown: Typically milled from a ceramic material, the crown is custom made to match the color and shape of your teeth. It’s bonded to the abutment for a permanent restoration.
Dental Implants – What To Expect
A dental implant case must be completely customized and planned in advance to suit your anatomy. Regardless of your requirements, expect several appointments that include case planning, and X-rays to a surgery appointment to remove the tooth and place the implant.
As you implant heals and integrates with your bone, you’ll receive a temporary crown and a “healing cap” to cover the implant site. Expect the implant location to be tender for several days following placement.
Start eating and smiling with confidence, or ditch your dentures with implants from Downtown Dental Group. Start today with a free consultation.