The actual dental implant material is usually titanium. A post is surgically placed into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation. This is critical, because the root replacement post helps prevent jaw bone deterioration that typically occurs after a tooth has been lost.
When the implant has meshed securely with the bone (it can take up to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. Schedule a consultation with us about your situation.
The dental implants available at The Carrollton Dentist are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of configurations. One dental implant can replace one missing tooth. A series of implants can replace more than one tooth or anchor a dental bridge. Denture wearers should know that tooth implants can also act as a sturdy base for partial or full dentures.
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