WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants may be the answer if you’re looking for an attractive, comfortable, and permanent replacement for missing teeth.
Dental implants have helped hundreds of thousands of people regain the function and confidence they once took for granted. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or require a complete set of teeth, you owe it to yourself to talk with Dr. Hess or Dr. Moss about the many benefits that dental implants can offer.
What is a dental implant?
Think of dental implants as metal anchors, usually made of titanium, that are surgically placed into the jawbone to hold permanent replacement teeth or dentures Through a process call “osteointegration,” the jawbone actually attaches itself to the implant over time, providing tremendous stability. Once the jawbone has firmly healed around the implant, a small post is attached to each implant. The post protrudes through the gumline and serves as an anchor for the replacement tooth. After your gums have healed, the replacement teeth or dentures are securely attached to the posts.
Emerald West Dental is pleased to offer dental implants to patients who are good candidates for this exciting procedure.