The ability of dentistry to prevent and treat dental problems is getting more advanced all the time. One of the greatest advances in dental care in more recent years is the development of dental implant restorations. These installations provide strong, lasting replacements for one or more missing teeth and can give you back your smile.
Implants do more than any other restorative technique to actually restore missing teeth. They accomplish this by replicating the full tooth structure, starting with the root. A titanium screw, called the post, is inserted directly into the jaw bone. In a process called osseointegration, the bone actually grows around the post, firmly securing it as though it were a tooth root.
The fully-integrated post provides a sturdy foundation for the second part of the implant: the crown. Depending on how many teeth need to be replaced, this can range from a single tooth to a bridge or even a complete denture. Crowns can be designed and colored so they match perfectly with your existing teeth.
Implants are different from other restorations because they are not removable (unlike dentures) and are independent of your other teeth (unlike traditional bridges). These features are what make them such a great choice for many people. Implants restore the full use of missing teeth in a fully-integrated way. If you would like to learn more about dental implants or set an appointment at Werschky & Lewis Family Dentistry, please call our Grand Blanc, MI, office today.