Dental Implant Restoration
Dental implants are a state of the art solution for missing teeth. When a person loses one or more teeth due to oral disease or trauma it can be devastating for that individual and impact not only their ability to smile or chew, but also adversely affect their emotional and psychological state. Before the advent of this technology, patients had to struggle with removable dentures that often would not stay in place, or allow for the function that people desired. The other option was often a fixed bridge, that involved unnecessary work on additional teeth. Both of these solutions were less than ideal, and often led to more extensive problems in the future, which necessitated even more dentistry. At 8118 Dental Professionals, it is important that we provide a predictable, long-lasting solution to our patient’s problems. With dental implants a one tooth problem has a one tooth solution!
A dental implant restoration consists of 3 basic parts: the titanium implant itself, an abutment and a crown. The dental implant serves as a synthetic root replacement, and is placed into the bone where the tooth has been lost. The top of the tooth above the gums is replaced with a connecting abutment and permanent porcelain crown. No other teeth have to be sacrificed or compromised. It looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth. The placement of a dental implant can be a simple surgical procedure with a high rate of success when done by an experienced dentist. When selecting a dentist to place a dental implant or multiple implants, a combination of experience, technology and quality of materials is critical for a successful outcome. At 8118 Dental Professionals we have been placing dental implants for over a decade. We offer both single-tooth and multiple-tooth replacements including replacement of all of the teeth when there are no other options for the patient.