The dentists at DentalWorks can restore a single tooth or multiple teeth using a dental implant. A dental implant utilizes an artificial root made from surgical-grade titanium that the doctors place in your mouth. Your jawbone bonds to the artificial root, creating a secure foundation for the attachment of a natural-looking porcelain crown or for a bridge that is custom created for you. Some of the biggest advantages of implants are that they are more similar to your natural teeth, your adjacent teeth do not have to be involved in the procedure, and the implants help prevent shrinkage of your jawbone that can occur from tooth loss. Implants can be used to replace missing teeth in the back of the mouth, as well as in the front. Few dentists actually perform both the artificial root placement and the porcelain restoration, but Drs. Matt and Meredith McCracken are experts in both procedures, giving them a greater level of precision in restoring your smile, while also offering you a more convenient treatment schedule. Contact us today to learn more.
A dental implant can be used to restore a single tooth or an entire set of teeth. Dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade titanium post directly into the jawbone. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a dental prosthetic (denture) that is custom created for you. While typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores and difficulty speaking and chewing. Implants are sometimes used instead of bridges to maintain the integrity of the teeth on either side of the gap.
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Implant supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth than traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away.