If your periodontal disease is of an advanced nature and has caused tooth loss, dental implants are a perfect option to restore form and function to your bite. Replacing missing teeth also helps you avoid a host of additional dental problems such as:
- “Neighboring” teeth shift into the open space left by a missing tooth
- Supra -eruption of teeth that are opposite the missing tooth on upper or lower arches
- Deterioration of the bone of the jaw
Dental implants are small hollow screws that are placed into the bone of the jaw. Thanks to a biological process known as osseointegration, the implants eventually become firmly anchored into the bone. Once anchored, a porcelain crown can be placed on top of the implant, which serves as a replacement root of your tooth upon which the crown rests. The end result is a restoration that looks, feels and performs just like your natural tooth.
Our patients are happy to know that we can place their dental implants in our office, rather than having to refer them to a specialist.
If you have any questions regarding dental implants and whether they may be an option for you, please call our office and schedule a free initial consultation.