Dental implants are a surgical treatment used to replace one or more missing teeth and are considered an excellent form of tooth replacement.
The dental implant process includes placing small metal posts (placed by an oral surgeon or periodontist), usually made from titanium, into the jawbone and allowing your gums to heal before putting a dental restoration on top of the post. During the healing period, the bone will begin to bond with the titanium implant in a process called osseointegration. The dental implant restoration is then placed on top of the implant post to complete the dental implant treatment and restore your smile. Based on your individual needs and the number of missing teeth, the dental restoration used is generally a crown, bridge, or denture
Because dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, they are exceptionally stable and secure. You will not need to worry about your dental implant in Hamden, Connecticut coming loose or shifting while you eat or speak. When properly cared for with daily dental hygiene habits, your dental implant can last a lifetime. Dr. Stephen Stanley would love to share more about the benefits of dental implants and dental implant restorations with you. To learn more, we welcome you to call or visit our friendly dentist and dental team at Pyramid Family Dental Care today. We are excited to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!