No one sets out to deal with tooth loss, but sometimes it occurs despite our best efforts. Our Troy dental implant dentists restore smiles with state-of-the-art restorations. Keep reading to learn more about how this treatment works.
When is dental implant therapy used?
Dental implant treatment is put to use when patients are suffering from tooth loss. You may already be familiar with a few tried and true tooth replacement options, like dentures and bridges. Well, dental implants can take these restorative options to the next level.
How does it work?
The distinguishing characteristic of the dental implant is the titanium post or screw that is embedded into the patient’s jaw tissue. Essentially, this post replaces the natural tooth root, which is now missing.
Once the dental implant root is in place, our team will cap it with either an individual restoration (to replace one tooth) or a larger dental prosthetic (to replace multiple missing teeth in a row).
Here is where dental implant technology becomes truly amazing: through a process called osseointegration, the new titanium “tooth root” actually bonds with the surrounding jawbone tissue. Dental implant roots permanently affix the patient’s new restoration in the mouth. Patients benefit from a secure, stable restoration, and find implants simple to care for.
If you are already suffering from tooth loss, it is imperative that you seek treatment as quickly as possible. Losing just a single tooth can start a chain reaction of unpleasant and unwanted oral health problems.
When you come in for a consultation with our Troy dental implant dentists, we will be able to give you a better idea of what type of tooth replacement treatment is right for your smile. Give our office a call, or use the Scheduling page on our site to get started!