Understanding dental implants?
A dental implant is a titanium “root” device used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including dental crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures.
This procedure is a team effort between you, your dentist and your periodontist. Your periodontist and dentist will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your periodontist will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.
- Replacing a Single Tooth. If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it.
- Replacing Several Teeth. If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them.
- Replacing All of Your Teeth. If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them.