Dental implants are titanium "roots" anchored into the jawbone. The artificial roots are capped with realistic looking crowns, giving the look, feel and function of natural teeth.
When are implants recommended?
Implants are the dental profession's first choice for tooth replacement. Consider other treatments only when implant related procedures cannot be performed.
What is the process?
The first step in the treatment sequence is careful planning, which begins with a thorough examination of your individual oral situation. Through X-rays and models of your mouth, your doctor will determine the most suitable treatment plan for your situation.
2. Implant placement
The implant is installed. Sometimes, a temporary tooth is provided that allows you to eat and function like normal almost immediately. The implant will need a few months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is taken.
3. Attaching the new crown
When the healing period is complete, the implant provides a solid foundation for attaching your replacement tooth.