The Most Predictable Way To Replace A Missing Teeth
Why David L Reynolds DMD Would Recommend A Dental Implant
Dental implants are designed to provide a highly successful option for the replacement of missing teeth. These new teeth look and perform just like natural teeth. Dental implants provide patients with life-changing improvements in both esthetics and function. The placement of a dental implant prevents bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. An implant is one of the most conservative ways to replace a missing tooth.
What Are Dental Implants Made Of?
A dental implant is made from titanium. A small post made from titanium is surgically placed into the patient’s jawbone where the original tooth is missing. This post acts as an anchor. Once the post is placed, the abutment is screwed into the implant, and then lastly the crown is attached to the implant.
Three Simple Steps To Place A Dental Implant
There are three parts that make up a dental implant.
1. Implant: a titanium screw surgically placed in the jawbone
2. Abutment: attachment to the implant screw that provides retention for the crown
3. Crown: the part that looks like a tooth
Come To Us With Your Dental Implant Questions
Dental implants are very advantageous when compared to bridges and partials for the replacement of teeth. The placement of a dental implant is typically a simple and straight-forward process. All dental implant procedures are routinely performed here at Reynolds Dental.
If you are interested in a consultation about dental implants, please call our office at 843-383-5777 or email us.