Have you lost one or multiple teeth? Are you searching for a tooth replacement that is strong, natural looking, and permanent? If so, dental implants might be just what your smile needs. The process for getting a dental implant includes three main steps:
- First, the implant post is surgically implanted in the jawbone. This ensures that your restoration is stable by replacing the missing tooth root. During a period of healing, the bone tissues bond with the biocompatible implant to form a strong foundation.
- The second step is the placement of the abutment. This is a small attachment that sits on top of the implant post.
- Finally, our dentist attaches the implant restoration. This replaces the crown (the portion of the tooth visible above the gums). Based on which teeth are missing, Dr. Garner and Dr. Nichols may recommend a dental bridge, a dental crown, a partial denture, or a complete denture as your implant restoration.
Implants are designed to be permanent tooth replacements; with proper care, they can last a lifetime. Implant dentistry is a versatile choice that can be used to replace a single missing tooth, a few missing teeth, or a complete arch of missing teeth. To learn more about the advantages of dental implants, we welcome you to contact Garner & Nichols Dental today.