Dental implants are the longest-lasting and most durable tooth replacement options available. They are praised by dental professionals for their natural look and feel and for their ability to replace the root systems of teeth. Dental implants slow the possibility of jaw degradation and support a range of different tooth replacement options including dental crowns, bridges, and dentures.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are titanium posts used to replace the roots of missing teeth. Acting as a prosthetic root, a dental implant can support a dental crown or bridge. Multiple implants can be used to support a full arch of teeth (dentures). Since dental implants are made from titanium, they are biocompatible with tissues in the oral cavity. Implants are surgically embedded into the jawbone so that bone can ultimately fuse to and around the titanium post.
The process of bone fusing to titanium is called osseointegration, a biological process that makes dental implants ideal replacements for the roots of teeth. Dental implants are unique to other prosthetics because they replace root structure whereas bridges or crowns only replace the visible part of a tooth and rest on top of the gums. When the roots of teeth aren’t replaced, bone will atrophy and deteriorate because it is no longer stimulated.
Advanced Smile Care offers dental implant placement for single and multiple teeth as well as mini dental implants and dental implant supported dentures, also known as All-on-4®.
The dentists at Advanced Smile Care have years of experience treating patients in need of tooth replacement. Our team is specially trained to work with dental implant technology and to understand the latest changes in this remarkable field of dental innovation.Call (210) 366-3606