What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a method of tooth replacement that is superior to other tooth restorations due to the strength, durability, lifespan, and ability of implants to prevent bone loss. A titanium post is implanted into the jawbone which, over a few months, becomes integrated with it through osseointegration. The jawbone and implant fuse, forming an artificial tooth root. After this process has taken place, an abutment and crown are attached to complete the implant restoration. Implants are the only tooth restorations that restore the tooth’s underlying root as well as the crown.
This effectively transmits chewing forces to the jawbone which preserves the existing jawbone. Contact us at Swartout Dental today to schedule a consultation.