Artificial Teeth That Feel Real
We are fortunate today that we live in an era when missing teeth can be replaced using
techniques that very closely resemble natural teeth without having to alter any
surrounding teeth. Dental implants can replace teeth using a form of artificial
root replacement that anchors directly into jaw bone.
Benefits to Using Implants
This implant is compatible with the human body, very strong, and will never decay. Additionally, the presence of the implant in bone will help to prevent loss of periodontal bone in the jawbone. There are many advantages to dental implants over other restorations to replace teeth, including that they:
- Fit and feel like natural teeth
- Maximize aesthetics
- Increase strength for chewing
- Don’t require alterations of neighboring teeth
- Preserve jawbone
Are Implants Right for You?
If a tooth needs to be extracted—be it from decay, damage, or infection—the area to be
restored with an implant will be evaluated for several factors. Is there healthy bone? Is
there adequate bone to support the implant?
After determining the suitability of the site for the implant, a titanium implant is surgically
placed into the bone. From there, natural bone must grow into and around the implant,
a process called osseointegration.
After a firm implant is achieved, a part called an abutment will lock into the implant itself.
Finally, on top of the abutment, a crown is fabricated that will serve as the new, natural-appearing
Types of Implants
When you choose to get implants, you have a number of options. Learn more about each option:
If you suffer from periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, then you might be interested in dental implants. Learn more about gum disease.
Schedule a Consultation With a Windsor Periodontist
Dental implants have a number of applications, so whether you want to replace one tooth or many, it may be the right option for you. Windsor Family Dentistry has a periodontist on staff who can help you explore your options.
If you are interested in learning more, you can schedule a consultation at our office by completing our online form or calling (970) 686-1186.