Unfortunately, losing teeth is part of the aging process for many of us. Disease, injury, and even daily wear can take their toll on the mouth’s structure. The product of a fairly new technology in tooth replacement, the dental implant is quickly becoming the prosthetic of choice for dentists and patients alike. In essence, dental implants are artificial teeth that are permanently rooted in the jaw bone by way of metal posts.
At the beginning of the dental implant procedure, a periodontist anchors the steel post into the patient’s jaw bone. Once the post is sufficiently stabilized, our dentists attach to it a very lifelike replacement tooth that looks, feels, and functions much like a natural tooth.