Dental Implants to Replace a Tooth

Tooth loss, regardless of the cause, is a serious cause for concern. If the missing tooth isn’t replaced by a dental implant, it can cause the surrounding teeth to shift their alignment. This can cause additional problems, like chips and fractures on the corresponding teeth in your bite.

A dental implant is essentially a titanium abutment that is inserted into the underlying bone in your jaw. The dental implant acts as the root of the tooth, providing a solid foundation and jaw structure, while the crown, which goes on top of it, acts as the replaced tooth.

Your dentist, will first assess your jaw structure to make sure you have enough bone material to secure a dental implant. The implant is placed surgically into your gums.

Titanium is the ideal substance for the abutment as it is biologically safe. In time, it will become one with your natural bone in a process known as osseointegration.

Once your gums have healed and the titanium implant has been fully integrated into the surrounding bone tissues, a crown will then be placed over it, restoring your smile and missing tooth.

If you have had a tooth extracted and you’re interested in having it restored, you should call [practice_name] at [phone] to discuss dental implants in [city], [state]. We are always happy to take your call.

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