Whether you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you can get your smile back through implant dentistry.
A dental implant is a small post that is placed in the jaw to serve as a permanent replacement for the root portion of a missing tooth. The replacement tooth that goes on top of the post is referred to as a dental implant restoration. More specifically regarding the restoration, a dental implant crown is used to replace one missing tooth, whereas a dental implant bridge can be used to replace multiple, consecutive missing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Permanent, durable tooth-replacement
- Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth
- Prevent the bone loss that can occur following tooth loss
- Improve denture fit and stability with as few as two implants
- Eat the food you love and get the nutrition you need
- Talk, smile, and laugh with confidence again
At Woodmeadow Dentistry, we offer our patients the modern, permanent tooth replacements of dental implants. We provide this restoration because it replaces both the root and crown of the missing tooth, helping to support the jawbone.
Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post. Following this healing period, our dentist will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post.
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Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture, or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.