Dental implants can restore your smile by replacing a tooth that has been lost from trauma, an extraction, or genetically missing. Implants can also help with retention of a denture. Learn more from Dental 32.
A dental implant is a titanium covered screw which is placed below the gum tissue and into the jaw bone. The bone then heals around the implant over the next four to six months, after which the implant is restored with a custom abutment and a custom crown. Implants are the next closest restoration to a natural tooth. They look, feel, and function like a natural tooth.
Implants are also used to help support or retain a denture, and are very helpful on denture patients that have severe gag reflexes, minimal bony ridges and problems with denture retention. Talk to Dr. Meyer today to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
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