How Dental Implants Work

Model of dental implant

If you are tired of living with the complications of tooth loss, you have heard about the benefits that dental implants can offer. As the most predictable and reliable solution to replace missing teeth, Dr. Wayne Myles can help you regain your quality of life. You will make a long-term investment in your smile because they have the potential to last for a lifetime due to the materials that are used and the unique treatment process.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implant replacing a tooth

Dental implants offer over a 95% success rate and closely mimic your natural teeth because they replace both the root and crown of the tooth. This allows them to stay firmly in place while also looking natural. Their success relies on their three components: the implant post, the abutment, and the restoration.

Implant Post

The implant post is designed to mimic your root. It is made from titanium to be strong and durable while also being biocompatible. By surgically placing it into your jawbone, it acts as a new root to stimulate bone growth. This allows your jawbone to fuse to the post while also preserving your bone density. With your jawbone supporting the post, it provides a secure and stable foundation for your replacement tooth.

Abutment

After your jawbone has healed, an abutment will be attached to the post to allow a custom-made restoration to be connected. They can be made from various materials, including titanium, gold, or porcelain. It will be shaped like a natural tooth that has been prepared to receive a crown to allow the restoration to fit over it.

Restoration

To fill the space of the missing tooth, a crown is placed on the abutment. It is often constructed from porcelain to look real. If you are missing a single tooth, only one crown will be needed. It will be designed to match the size, shape, and color of your remaining natural teeth to blend in seamlessly when you smile. If you are replacing several teeth in a row, a bridge of prosthetics will be created. With dental implants securely holding the restorations in place, you will regain your ability to chew and speak with ease.

Invest in Your Smile Today!

Dental implants have quickly become the preferred solution to fill the space of missing teeth. If you are ready to start your journey to a complete smile, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.