A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth. Implants can't get cavities, and feel like your own teeth.
Cone Beam CT Scanner
One of the technologies utilized is the Cone Beam CT Scanner. This imaging technology produces a 3D image of the patient’s mouth provides a level of accuracy for a precise diagnosis.
Mini dental implants are about half the size in diameter of a regular dental implant. This offers many benefits, and they can also be used in situations where regular implants cannot. A main use for mini implants is to fit a full upper or lower denture. A series of mini implants (4-6) are placed along the gum line the denture will attach to.
Dental Implants FAQs
How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to. Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth.
How much do implants cost?
The fee of your dental implant is about or a little less than the cost of a bridge.
Do dental implants hurt?
No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation options with your dentist.
How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.