What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a threaded titanium post. Titanium is the best alloy used to make dental implants because it is perfectly compatible with bones in your jaw. Your bone bonds with Titanium implant in time to secure a solid attachment. After the implant is securely bonded to your jaw, it can be used as the post for crowns, dentures or other dental devices for a lifetime support.
Implants can also be used to support full or partial dentures, dramatically improving denture retention and stability. Patients who have experienced removable full or partial dentures know that keeping their dentures in place is always a challenge. Dental implants offer a great improvement to denture retention for all patients. In some cases the denture can be secured to a group of implants with special screws that stabilize the denture completely.
Often the preferred method of replacing a single missing tooth is a bridge. Bridges require extra preparation for the surrounding teeth to ultimately connect three or more teeth. This negatively impacts your health by making the task of retaining your teeth more difficult and by often requiring the destruction of existing tooth structure to create room for the new bridge. An implant is mostly an independent unit and does not negatively affect the adjacent teeth.
Dr Rosen will review every case individually. There are many cases that allow impressions and permanent crowns to be fit following implant procedures, reducing needed healing time before permanent crowns.
Our knowledgeable staff is here to answer all your questions. Contact us with comments or concerns regarding your implant procedure.