If you are missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Bethaney B. Brenner may recommend dental implants. Dental implants consist of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. The implant post is surgically placed in your jaw by our dentist, where it acts as a replacement of tooth roots and provides a stable foundation for a new restoration. That restoration can be a dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures, which is attached to the implant abutment.
Dental implants have many advantages. They improve the appearance of your smile because they look like natural teeth. The restoration will match the shade of your natural teeth. Dental implants become a permanent part of your smile because the implant post fuses with your jawbone. Dental implants are very durable. They will last for many years, or even a lifetime if cared for well. Because of this, dental implants improve your long-term oral health. Dental implants cannot be removed and require no additional care than your routine brushing and flossing. With a stable restoration that acts like your natural tooth, you can eat and speak with ease.
Feel free to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.