Dental implants are a scientifically based proven method for permanent tooth replacement. In fact, dental implants are now the standard of care for missing teeth. A dental implant is surgically placed in your jaw bone and allowed to integrate. The implant crown is placed on top to replace your missing tooth. Implants can also be used to retain dentures-to give the security that a denture alone can never provide. At Avondale dental clinic we can place as well as restore your implants. In full mouth rehabilitation cases we confer with our specialist colleagues to ensure you receive the highest standard of care possible.
What are Dental Implants?
How missing teeth are replaced with implant technology
A dental implant is a manufactured post that is designed to create a stable foundation for a natural looking tooth restoration. Placed directly into the jawbone, a dental implant is the closest thing to your natural tooth.
There are two parts to a dental implant which simulate the strong holding ability of the tooth root. The main part of the dental implant is embedded in the jawbone for an effect that is vastly stronger than dentures are capable of. The second part of the dental implant is a post that protrudes above the jawbone and gumline, to provide a fixed point to attach the tooth restoration that will simulate the crown.
To replace one tooth, a single post is all that is required. For the replacement of multiple teeth, it might be necessary to place several dental implant posts.