A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental Implants can also be used to support complete dentures.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
What is a Dental Implant Procedure Like?
This procedure is a team effort between you, your dentist and your surgeon. The periodontist or oral surgeon and dentist will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your periodontist will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.
- Replacing a Single Tooth
- If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it.
- Replacing Several Teeth
- If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them.
- Replacing All of Your Teeth
- If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them.