Understanding What a Dental Implant Is
A dental implant acts as a replacement tooth when teeth have been extracted or are in bad shape (cracked or decayed). More than just replacing the top of the tooth visible to the eye, a titanium screw is inserted into the jawbone where it will act as the tooth’s root. Once your jawbone and gums accept the screw and healing takes place, the dental crown can be placed on top of the screw. It’s a lengthy process, but dental implants can last for decades if taken care of properly.
Did you know that you can replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth with dental implants? The process is different for each option, so talk to your Warner Robins dentist about what is right for your oral health.
Discovering the Details of Candidacy
If you’re considering dental implants, you may be wondering if your gums and jawbone are up for the task! Dental implants are a great solution for missing teeth if any of the following are true:
- 1+ missing teeth
- Sufficient jawbone
- Healthy gums
- Irreparable teeth
Certain people who have uncontrolled chronic illnesses or an insufficient jawbone might not be able to receive dental implants because the jawbone and gums may not “accept” the titanium implant. However, there is no harm in having a consultation to see if you are a dental implant candidate.
Interested in Dental Implants? Call us!
There’s no time like today to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of! Meet with Dr. Strandburg to discuss dental implants, he can show you how they work, and answer all your questions. Give us a call: 478-287-2179