False teeth can then be mounted on the implanted roots, creating a secure alternative to dentures or bridges. Typically more expensive to other dental procedures, Implants look and feel like natural teeth. Since the titanium is being anchored to your jaw, It is important that have healthy gums and bone support. Surgery may be required to fuse the titanium and bone together and the entire process can take many months to complete.
IMPLANTS ARE LIKE ARTIFICIAL TOOTH ROOTS MADE OF TITANIUM THAT ARE CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO YOUR JAW BONE WHERE YOUR NATURAL ROOT HAS BEEN LOST.
If you have lost multiple teeth, implants can also be placed as bridges and partial or full dentures. This restores the function of your teeth in a way that feels and looks natural while being completely secure and comfortable. If an implant is broken or damaged, it is relatively easy for us to replace and restore the damaged implant without affecting the titanium post connected to your bone. We recommend you maintain good hygiene and brush your teeth twice a day as stains, wear, and germs will affect your mouth and false teeth very similarly to your natural teeth.
If you are interested in implants as a restorative solution for your tooth loss, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
The false tooth, basically a crown, is placed directly over the metal post and cemented into place. The material chosen should perfectly match your teeth and your implant will be indistinguishable from your other teeth.
Just like in a crown or bridge, an impression will be taken to fill the empty space in your mouth. Once the artificial post has been established, a false tooth can be created from the impression. Porcelain and Ceramic are the most common materials used for this process, and as a mercury free dental practice, we never use amalgam.