If you’re looking for a permanent solution that doesn’t come out like partial dentures, there’s no better option than dental implants. Implants sound scary, but the modern implant has been in use since the 1960s, making the titanium implant one of the most tried-and-true procedures in the dental world. And thanks to developments in implant placement, the healing process has become relatively easy.
Here’s how it works: A titanium screw acts as the “root” for your new tooth. It is implanted into your jaw bone, where it can osseointegrate with the bone material, giving your new implant all the strength and durability that a real tooth has. Then, a crown will be placed on top, custom made to match your natural teeth for the ultimate natural look.
Since dental implants behave just like your own teeth, you won’t have to change your diet, your oral hygiene routines, or any other habits. Plus, when well cared for, dental implants can last decades before needing to be replaced. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. Find out what could make or break your dental implant procedure here.
If you’re ready to replace a missing tooth, you have options. Call élan at (918) 528-3330 or contact us online to make an appointment and talk to an experienced dentist about the best solution for missing teeth for you.