Replace Missing or Damaged Teeth with Dental Implants
If one or more of your teeth are missing, we offer a number of ways to replace them at Sharon Dental. An alternative to dental bridges, partials or complete dentures may be dental implants. Dental Implants are used to replace missing tooth roots to support artificial replacement teeth. They are comfortable, look and function like your natural teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
A Dental Implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth (crown or bridge) is then attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth or teeth in place.
Who Does this procedure?
If you are undergoing a dental implant treatment at Sharon Dental, we have an in-house dental specialist that performs the surgery. You will not have to travel long-distances to have the surgery completed. This should make the experience more comfortable and the clinical results more predictable.
Who can get dental implants?
If you are in good general health, have healthy gums and have enough bone in the jaw to hold an implant, dental implants might be right for you. If your jawbone has shrunk or if it has not developed normally, you may be able to have a bone graft to build up the bone. A bone graft is a way of adding new bone to your jawbone. Dr. Paul Elliott or the dental specialist will tell you if bone grafting is needed as part of your dental treatment.
Caring for my dental implant(s)
One of the greatest benefits of dental implants being placed directly into the jawbone is that artificial replacement teeth attached to implants look and act much like your natural teeth. Like your natural teeth, implants need to be kept clean using a toothbrush and floss. Your dentist will show you the proper cleaning procedure for implants. Regular dental checkups are important so your dentist can make sure that your bite is right and that your implants are not loose.