Dental implants are an excellent option for many patients. Many patients & dentists are considering dental implants the treatment of choice in many situations. Implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth or can be used in conjunction with a denture to achieve stability and security.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth. The implant itself is a small metallic cylinder or screw, that substitutes for the natural tooth root. The implant is surgically inserted into the jaw bone and provides a stable base upon which a crown or denture can be anchored creating stability and better function. Most patients with dental implants say they feel like natural teeth.
Dental implants are designed to be permanent and long term clinical success rates are over 95%. Although every patient is different with regard to pain, most implant patients report that the discomfort is far less than they expected and are very comfortable with minimal pain medication, much like having
a regular tooth extraction.
If you have further questions about or are interested in dental implants, please set up an appointment by calling us at 315-781-9040.