Dental Implants Complete Your Smile
In the past, losing one or more teeth from periodontal disease, decay, trauma or any other cause meant either living with the discomfort and esthetically unattractive look of a gaping hole in your smile, or choosing to replace your tooth with a fixed bridge or removable dentures. Now there’s another option that substitutes your original tooth in the most natural-looking sense – by implanting a replacement root and tooth where the original started off.
A dental implant involves the installation of an artificial tooth root that is placed where the missing tooth was. A new tooth is then manufactured to attach to this “anchor”, resulting in the appearance and convenience of a natural tooth.
Because the implant fuses to your jawbone, it not only offers a secure base for your new tooth but also provides a look and feel that is close to that of your natural tooth, without any of the surrounding teeth being affected. If you’re missing more than one tooth, implants may even be used as anchors to secure bridges and dentures.
Often times a dental implant is placed by an Oral Surgeon, after which you have to go back to a General Dentist to have the Implant restored with a crown. In Dr. Morgan’s office, we place the implant, as well as restore it with a Cerec crown, bridge or denture.
Call us today to find out more information about getting a dental implant!