Dental Implants

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are the most durable and functional tooth replacement option available today. The implant is comprised of a titanium post that serves as the root of your replacement tooth, a porcelain crown, and an abutment that attaches the crown to the implant. With proper oral care, a dental implant can replace a natural tooth for a lifetime.

Benefits of Dental Implants

There are numerous reasons why dental implants are superior to all other forms of tooth replacement.

Placing the Implant

First, your doctor will take x-rays of your mouth and determine the optimal placement of the implant along your jawline. Once the implant has been surgically placed, the abutment and crown will be attached during the restoration procedures. Most patients report less pain during recovery than with wisdom teeth extractions, but any discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter pain medication. If you are anxious about any stage in the implant procedure, the team at Rootcanalman.com is always ready and willing to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Stages of Dental Implant Treatment

The titanium implant is placed into your jaw. Over the next few months, the implant and bone osseointegrate (grow together).

Once the implant is integrated with your bone, an abutment is placed on the dental implant.

A replacement tooth is then attached to the abutment for a beautiful, natural appearance.