Dental implants are artificial teeth that function just like your natural teeth. They’re a long-term solution for people who have lost one or more teeth. The dental implant functions by replacing the tooth, while increasing stability and durability.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed into the jaw bone to replace the root of the tooth. This is eventually where a permanent crown will be placed to allow your mouth to function normally. The implant plays a crucial role in preserving your facial structure and the function of your mouth. The dental implant also preserves the bone around the area and bone deterioration is prevented.
Enjoy Life Despite Missing Teeth
Dental implants help restore a patient’s quality of life. They can enjoy laughing, eating, talking, and even kissing like they did before they lost their teeth. Implants give a patient a great quality of life that is much like what they had when they had their natural teeth.
A Proven, Reliable, and Modern Approach
Dental implants have been proven to be an effective and ideal choice for patients. Dr Miyamoto has been placing implants for over 25 years. She uses Straumann implants which have long-term reliability, safety and efficacy. She also uses a special software to plan exactly where the implant will be placed and uses a custom made surgical guide.
Did you know…
Implant dentistry has revolutionized how dentists deal with tooth loss. Implants function like normal teeth and do not have to be removed to be cleaned or slip when you’re talking, a common complaint of those who wear dentures and bridges.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
If you’re missing a tooth or have several teeth that are missing, you might be a candidate for dental implants. A consultation, as well as special x-rays, will help determine if you have enough bone to support an implant. If you do not have enough bone, a bone graft may be required.