Dental implants are an artificial restorative process for tooth loss. Dental implants are a prosthetic option which provides functionality and support to the overall structure of your teeth. Today, dental implants are a very successful and unidentifiable procedure.
During the procedure a titanium screw and crown are placed in the area of the missing tooth or teeth. A cover screw is placed on top to allow the implant site to heal. The protective cover is removed after several months and replaced with a crown. During the healing process, one will find that the implant will serve as it’s desired function of replacing the missing tooth.
A dental implant can be used for aesthetics, functionality, and support. It is an alternative to dentures because it provides greater comfort and is more secure than dentures. Dental implants are ideal for people of all ages except for growing children. Smokers experience greater risk, where dental implants are often not recommended.