mplants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. The development and use of implants has been one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years.
Many patients choose implants to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or to support a full set of dentures. A dental implant is a small titanium screw that acts as an artificial tooth root, and provides a stable foundation or anchor for replacement teeth.
Unlike a bridge or partial denture, implants help preserve healthy adjacent teeth by eliminating the need to grind them down. They also help to preserve the bone after teeth are lost or extracted. As a result, dental implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth and allow you to eat, speak and smile with confidence.
The treatment time for dental implants can be longer and the cost higher when compared to replacing teeth with a bridge or removable partial denture. However, they are a good value because unlike the other options, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
You may want to consider dental implants if you:
- Are self-conscious because you have missing teeth
- Do not want to grind down teeth to have a bridge placed
- Wear dentures that are uncomfortable for you
- Are unsatisfied with your removable partial dentures
If you are considering dental implants, Dr. Gor can discuss any other concerns with you. Once you have decided that an implant best suites your needs, we will refer you to one of our highly qualified specialist, such as a Periodontist or Oral Surgeon. He or she will place the implant at their office along with follow up vists. Three to four months after placement, Dr. Gor will fit you for the tooth (crown) or teeth (bridge or denture) at our office.