Dental Implants are one of dentistry’s most reliable forms of treatment used to replace damaged or missing teeth. Implants are used to replace the root of a previously extracted tooth and securely embed into your bone, similar to that of your natural teeth. After the placement and healing of a dental implant procedure your dentist will attach a replacement tooth or teeth, this is called a crown, bridge, or overdenture. After completion of these procedures, your new implant will look, feel, and function as close to natural teeth as possible.
After placement, dental implants generally take between 3-6 months to fuse completely to the bone. Once this process has been completed, the final crown may be placed. Unlike dentures, which are unstable, dental implants are a long-term, dependable means to replacing missing teeth.