Benefits of Dental Implants
Patients who are in need of replacement teeth have more options today than ever before. Modern technological advancements have led to the development of dental implants. A dental implant can be used to support a crown, fixed bridge, or an entire arch of prosthetic teeth. At Johnson Family Dental, we offer Dental Implants because they are an attractive, comfortable, and durable replacement option for patients who have lost one or more teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant typically consists of three parts: the implant post, the abutment, and the restoration. The implant post is a small titanium screw that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. Because it is made from titanium, the implant fuses to the bone and operates like the root component of a tooth. The abutment is a porcelain or metal support structure that attaches the implant to the restoration. Restorations are usually made of zirconium or porcelain to provide the very best in aesthetics and durability. Your restoration will look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.
Who Qualifies for Dental Implants?
Most patients qualify for dental implant treatment, but there are a few requirements. First and foremost, the patient must have the appropriate bone density and quantity. This issue is usually the result of long-term untreated tooth loss. Without teeth, your jaw lacks physical stimulation and will begin to deteriorate. Patients should also be committed to proper oral hygiene and regular office visits. Patients with oral health complications, like gum disease, will have to treat the disease before receiving an implant. Smoking and tobacco use can also affect the success rate of implant treatment. If you are considering implants, talk with Dr. Johnson to see if treatment is right for you.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Patients choose dental implants because of the many benefits:
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Call (509) 886-8833 to learn more about Dental Implants, and schedule a consultation visit.