What is a dental implant?
Implants include a screw, typically made of titanium that is surgically inserted into the jawbone and replaces the roots of the missing teeth. This additional support means the implants do not slip or shift, like traditional dentures.
An abutment connects this implant screw to a crown, which is made of top-quality dental porcelain and matches your remaining natural teeth in both shape and color.
A dental implant can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. Implants can even be used in conjunction with dental bridges, or dentures. With implant dentures, the dentures are specially made to snap onto the dental implant for a secure fit. Implant dentures are removable for easy cleaning.
The advantages of dental implants
Unlike other restorative treatments, a dental implant replaces the tooth’s root, safeguarding against the jawbone recession. This root replacement also makes for a more stable restorative treatment.
The implants are permanent and will not decay. To maintain your dental implants, just brush and floss them daily along with your other natural teeth as part of a good regimen of oral health.
Implants look just like your natural teeth, and they are the most effective tooth replacement option available today. A recent WebMD article cited research stating that dental implants have a 95 per cent success rate.
Are dental implants right for me?
Dental implants are not recommended for children. If you have gum disease, then it must be treated before an implant procedure. Dr. Ricardo will need to assess your oral health and any potential problems when determining if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Dental Implants from Pittsford Smiles Dental
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Pittsford Smiles Dental provides comprehensive oral health care to individuals in Fairport, Pittsford, and Rochester, NY.