A dental implant restoration, also called simply a dental implant, is one way to replace a missing tooth. Implants look and perform like natural teeth, making them the best treatment option for people who suffer from failing teeth, missing teeth, or chronic dental problems.
You can use dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full upper or lower set of teeth.
With a success rate of 98%, dental implants are the new standard in tooth replacement.
Dentures, bridges, and crowns are other ways to restore missing or failing teeth. Each has its advantages, but dental implants offer the most secure and natural solution. Because the implant fuses with the jaw bone, there’s no slippage, shifting or problems with eating or talking. They don’t need to be repaired often, if at all. Best of all, they look so natural; there’s no more worrying about smiling as big and often as you can!
How is the implant placed?
Dental implants are pieces of titanium that resemble screws anchored into the jawbone as a support system for a crown. The implant connects to an abutment, which supports and connects your implant and the crown. The crown, usually made of porcelain, is the part of the implant you see.
Once the screw is inserted into your bone socket, the implant will stimulate bone growth. Your jaw will naturally grow around the implant and fuse together as one while surrounding teeth remain intact.
What are implants made of?
Each implant is custom-made with durable, long-lasting materials – a titanium “root” and a porcelain “crown.” The implant becomes integrated into the bone of your mouth, giving it exceptional strength to withstand the tremendous pressures exerted by your muscles that conduct chewing. It functions like a natural tooth.
How long is recovery time from implant surgery?
Typical recovery time from dental implant surgery is 6-12 weeks.
How do implants feel in the mouth?
Our patients at Vita Dental continually applaud the stable and natural feeling of their implants. Dental implants differ from other teeth replacement options, such as crowns and bridges, by actively preserving the bones of the upper and lower jaws. Once fully healed, implants do not affect eating, drinking, or speaking.
Call Vita Dental today to see if dental implants are a good option for you!