Dental implants are metal devices designed to replace missing teeth that have been removed due to an accident or dental decay. The device is usually made out of titanium and is surgically placed into the jawbone making it a permanent fixture, unlike dental bridges. Implants work as a tooth root, or serve as an anchor for an artificial tooth or a number of other items such as crowns, bridges, or even full mouth dentures.
Dental implants have the highest success rate if they are placed in the front portion of your lower jaw. There are also options for what kind of dental implant procedure you will get, including root form implants, plate form implants, and sub periosteal implants, depending on the bone width of your jaw, which can be determined through x-rays.
There are many advantages to dental implants, including a look and feel that is like your own teeth, improved speech due to vastly decreased slippage, improved comfort, easier eating, durability, and convenience.
The trained staff at Cinnaminson Smiles can tell you if a dental implant is the right choice for you and your smile. Contact us today to set up your initial consultation.