Dental implants are synthetic teeth roots, which is usually in the form of a titanium screw. The implant is surgically anchored to the jawbone, generally performed in the dental office under light local anesthesia. Once the implant is inserted, it will heal relatively quickly over a couple months. Once the incision site has fully healed, the crown is fitted and permanently attached.
Dental implants are stable, permanent, and do not rely on the neighboring teeth for support. They are ideal for tooth replacement procedures because they function like natural tooth roots. Implants are perfect for patients who are unable to wear dentures. Dental implants are made from various types of bone-like ceramic materials that are compatible with body tissue, and resemble real teeth.
Schedule a consult at Dr. Arteaga Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today and find out if you are a candidate for dental implants.