A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth for reasons like injury or periodontal disease. After a metal post is placed, the restoration is completed with a replacement crown. An implant crown is similar to a crown on a natural tooth. It is made from the same material but is fabricated in a specific way to be compatible to your implant.
While dental implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. Dental implants are stronger than natural teeth and generally last 10-20 years. They are also a more favorable approach than bridgework because they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.
Dental implants require healthy gums and adequate bone. A patient must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits, as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
Please let us know if you have any questions about the procedures involved in dental implants.