What Is a Tooth Implant?
Implants are designed to simulate the appearance and function of your missing teeth. They are made up of only three parts. A titanium post serves as the root, stimulating the jaw bone for optimum bone health while providing a solid foundation for your custom implant crown. An abutment connects the two key pieces.
How Are Dental Implants Placed?
Our dental implant dentist will place the titanium posts at the sites of your missing teeth. The titanium will fuse with the existing bone over the course of several months. Once the integration process is complete, abutments and customized crowns will be placed, completing your brand new smile. Implant supported dentures rely on two implants placed in the jaw bone onto which a custom denture is “snapped.” Full arch dental implants, for patients missing all of their teeth, utilize four or more implants secured in the jaw that are used to support the permanent attachment of a full-arch prosthesis.