Missing teeth can cause a variety of difficulties, from impaired eating and speaking, to shifting of the remaining teeth. Whether one tooth is missing or all teeth are unsalvageable, dental implants are a strong, long-lasting replacement option. Dental implants consist of a synthetic tooth root, frequently made of titanium, on top of which a dental implant crown (replacement tooth) is attached. In addition to replacing missing teeth, implants can also be used to secure removable appliances, such as bridges, dentures, and partials. Dental implants are natural looking and provide significantly improved chewing power than previous alternatives.
The placement of dental implants at Grove Dental Associates is usually done in three phrases. First, the artificial root is surgically placed in the jawbone. After a period of healing, a temporary abutment (temporary replacement tooth) is placed on the artificial root. Finally, the implant crown (permanent replacement tooth) is attached to the implanted root. With proper care, dental implants can last throughout the patient's lifetime. If the artificial dental crown does become damaged, a new implant crown can be placed on the existing implant.
Dental implants can help rid denture wearers of the struggle of loose, ill-fitting dentures. The procedure helps stabilize dentures by attaching the partial or full set to several implants placed within the jawbone, much like the procedure for a single tooth. Once the dentures are snapped to your implants, you will no longer need messy adhesives to keep them in place.
Dental implants are a long-term solution to the problem of missing teeth. The dentists at Grove Dental Associates have advanced training in implant dentistry and can place dental implants for their patients.