Dental implants are one of the most exciting recent advances in dental care. Lanphier Family Dental has been performing dental implants for more than 15 years. Dental implants can replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. They can be used to create dental bridges, eliminating the need to impact adjacent teeth. Dental implants can also be used to support full or partial dentures, dramatically improving denture retention and stability.
The key part of a dental implant is the initial titanium-based cylinder that replaces a missing tooth root and sits in the original tooth’s bone pocket. The titanium implant forms a bond with the jawbone over time, much like the original tooth. Dental implants are capped with a restoration crown, which replicates the enamel or visible portion of a tooth. In many cases, the replacement tooth will work just as well, if not better, than the original tooth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
They offer a more realistic and natural look, compared to other alternatives. When a tooth is lost, the supporting bone structure gradually recedes – placing an implant in that empty space significantly reduces the speed of bone loss and hey improve denture retention. For dental bridges, an implant is mostly an independent unit and does not affect the adjacent teeth.
To learn more about dental implants, please call Lanphier Family Dental at: (415) 454-8640.