During the last 20 years dental implants have become a great alternative to other methods of replacing missing teeth. Excellent success rates and a variety of available options give dentists many new ways to treat and replace lost teeth.
Your dentist will be able to evaluate your case and tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants. Basically, a dental implant is a Titanium based cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root. After the implant is placed, there is a healing period to allow the implant to integrate with the bone. Once integrated, an abutment and crown(cap) can be placed.
Implants also can be used to support full or partial dentures. They dramatically improve the denture retention and stability.
Patients with adequate bone can have implants, although individual decisions are made between you and your dentist. Usually an x-ray and a cone beam scan is done to determine if you have enough bone to place the implant and also to determine the size and kind of the implant that should be placed. 3D x-ray technology allows us to place the implant, using a guided technique.
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