A dental implant is a special dental device that can be used to anchor dental crowns, implant supported dentures and more. How this works is a dental implant – a special metal alloy post – is placed securely into the jawbone where a tooth was previously lost. This alloy post fuses with the bone, and after the mouth has been healed completely our team can use restorative dentistry technology to create a “new” tooth using a dental crown, or replace multiple teeth in the form of either a denture or dental bridge.
Advantages of Dental Implants
- Support – When a tooth is lost, it removes support provided by the tooth root to your jawbone, and can result in jawbone deterioration over time. A dental implant can help improve the support to your jawbone, and help you achieve a higher standard of oral health.
- Permanence – Unlike some other treatment methods, dental implants are seen as a permanent replacement solution for lost teeth. Dental implants have helped patient after patient to restore the beauty and functionality to their smiles – safely and permanently.
- Versatility – Dental implants are a versatile treatment solution, because they provide our patients with multiple treatment options. For example, if you are missing one tooth a single dental implant and dental crown can be used to effectively replace your missing tooth. If you are missing many teeth, a series of dental implants can be used to support a full or partial denture which can permanently replace missing teeth too!
At Kingwood Dentistry we have been thrilled to be able to offer this fantastic development in dental science to our patients suffering from tooth loss. It has been a wonderful thing for our team to see the changes in smiles that dental implants can provide, and the improvement in oral health and smile beautification dental implants can achieve.
Have more questions for us about dental implants? Contact us today!