Dental implants can be the best solution to the problem of missing teeth. A dental implant, a titanium post, is an artificial tooth root and the foundation for a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone which will prevent the loss of bone and gum recessions that often accompanies bridgework and dentures. Additionally, they can be cost-saving because you are replacing only one tooth, not three as required by a bridge. Implants are natural looking and feeling. Your confidence in smiling and eating will be restored. You can speak and eat with confidence while no longer being concerned with discomfort of dentures or bridges.
Your dental implant treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs. The total time for treatment can range anywhere between six weeks to over a year depending on the complexity of your case. It is important that you work as a team with your oral surgeon and restorative dentist to reach your treatment goals