A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of using implants is that they don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Implants are a good solution to tooth loss because they look and feel like natural teeth.
Implant material is made from different types of metallic and bone-like ceramic materials that are compatible with body tissue. There are different types of dental implants: the first is placed directly into the jaw bone, like natural tooth roots; the second is used when the jaw structure is limited, therefore, a custom-made metal framework fits directly on the existing bone.
At Station Square Dental, there are two main dental implant procedures that are offered. Mini-dental implant are recommended for those who already have dentures but are troubled by their loose fit. This procedure involves a short, hour-long process that locks a loose denture securely in place. Because the implants are smaller in size, more people can qualify for option. Another kind of procedure is the traditional implant. A small post made out of titanium is attached to the bone to create a solid foundation. A prosthetic tooth, called a crown, is then placed on the post. The implant can either be for a single crown, bridge, denture, or even overdenture.