When a person loses a permanent tooth, seeking out an effective replacement is very important. But this involves replacing more than just the actual tooth structure. Each tooth, whether it is natural or artificial, requires support to remain securely in place and perform as intended. For natural teeth, this support comes in the form of its roots. However, for artificial teeth, we use dental implants to provide support.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants serve the same function as natural tooth roots. The best way to describe a dental implant is a small titanium rod inserted in the jawbone. Attached to this rod is a supporting post that secures a single replacement tooth in the form of a crown or multiple replacement teeth in the form of a dental bridge. In some cases, multiple dental implants might work together to support a complete set of dentures. The dental implants of today are better than ever and are one of the most effective methods for replacing lost or missing teeth.
Improve Your Oral Health & Your Smile
Although there is a recovery period associated with placing dental implants, they will look and feel incredibly natural once healing is complete. Our dental implants fuse with natural bone material over time. When this occurs, the implants will feel even more natural and provide stronger support. With these considerations in mind, dental implants are usually considered to be the optimal option for supporting artificial teeth.
Dental implants are:
Guided Implant Surgery
We use Guided Implant Surgery for added accuracy and a higher chance of a successful procedure. With highly advanced digital technology and a specialized software program, we create a series of 3D images of your mouth, gums, and teeth that we will then use to make a surgical guide. The surgical guide is ultra-accurate for more precise measurements when planning and placing your implants. Guided implant surgery results in far fewer failed procedures and complications than free-hand implant placement. What does that mean for you? A better outcome, of course!
Visit McMillan Family Dental to learn more about how dental implants can replace your missing teeth.
Our experts will work with you to restore your oral health and the look of your smile.
Please call us at (208) 216-1718 to schedule an appointment.
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