What are dental implants?
Dental implants and implant crowns are recommended for those seeking a permanent solution to missing teeth. They are designed to look natural while also giving you the ability to have the stable function of natural teeth. Dental implants are essentially titanium screws placed into the jaw in a small, surgical procedure. After the implant screw is placed, the bone will heal around the titanium and hold it into place. This process, called “integration”, typically takes between 3-6 months. Once the bone has healed, your dentist will place your custom made crown onto the implant.
Dental implants are not recommended for everyone. In order to be eligible to receive implants, you must have enough bone structure to support the implant, be free of chronic illnesses that may affect your bone healing, and must ensure that you will maintain proper oral hygiene to care for a new implant.