Dental implants are a more recent advancement in dental technology which allows the dentist to attach an artificial tooth root and prosthetic! Dental implants are comprised of three parts, including the implant, abutment, and prosthetic. During the process for dental implants, the implant which serves as an artificial tooth root is surgically attached to the patient's jaw bone. Once healed, the abutment is attached to the visible portion of the healed dental implant, allowing the prosthetic to be secure to the implant itself. The prosthetic can be a dental crown, bridge, partial, or even complete denture depending upon various factors. For those interested in replacing all of their teeth, a full denture may be recommended. For those only looking to restore one tooth, a crown may be a much better option.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants have various benefits which include their natural-looking appearance, durability, and freedom. Many patients report that life without dentures is the best dental decision they ever made.