In times past, once you lost an adult tooth, it was gone forever. However, with modern Implants your smile can be restored and once again a source of pride for you!
Simply speaking, an Implant replaces the root of a tooth. A titanium cage or screw can be placed into the bone onto which the prescribed Dental prosthetic can be attached. The idea is for the replacement “root” to become integrated with the existing bone in your mouth.
Let’s take a closer look at exactly how Implants work to bring back your dazzling smile:
- Implants: A Dental implant acts as an artificial root supporting restorations that look like one tooth or more teeth. A typical Implant consists of a screw (resembling a tooth root) with a roughened or smooth surface. The majority of Dental Implants are fashioned out of commercially-pure titanium. Virtually all Implants placed today are Root-Form Endosseous Implants. In other words, most Implants placed in the 21st century appear similar to an actual tooth root (and thus possess a “root-form”) and are placed within the bone (”end-” being the Greek prefix for “in” and “osseous” referring to “bone”). Dental Implants can be used to support a number of Dental prostheses, including Crowns, Implant-Supported Bridges and Dentures.
So, while your tooth may be gone The Dentists at The Smile Center can make sure it certainly does not have to be a lost cause. With an Implant, no one will know the secret behind your beautiful smile!