Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement
Dental implants are a common treatment when there is a need for full tooth replacement due to periodontal disease, injury, or other reasons. Implants differ from traditional bridgework because implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Implants may also be used in conjunction with bridges to create the necessary support structure.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small, metal posts that your implant dentist will surgically position into your jawbone. Made of biocompatible titanium, dental implants allow the bone to fuse with the posts, creating a permanent replacement for missing teeth.
Before our implant dentists can begin therapy, we will evaluate your teeth and gums to make sure you have enough bone structure to support the dental implants. Then, Dr. Liner or Dr. Ward will perform the implant surgery. Once your mouth heals and the bone firmly attaches to the posts, your doctor will position permanent crowns on the dental implants. After implant therapy, our patients can once again enjoy their favorite foods and smile with confidence.
Learn More about Dental Implants
Contact Southern Dental Associates in Advance, Lewisville, or Wilkesboro, NC to learn more about dental implants and see if they’re right for you.