Dental implants are metallic cylinders that are placed into the jawbone where original teeth once existed. These root-like cylinders are used to secure a replacement tooth in place in a spot where a tooth is missing. Dental implants can also be used to secure loose teeth in place by being installed alongside the loose teeth and anchoring to them with splinted crowns. This will allow the loose teeth to function better and last longer in the mouth.
A single tooth implant can be placed in any area of the mouth if there is solid bone available. It is permanent replacement of a lost tooth that is strong, durable, and undetectable from the rest of your teeth.
Dental implants are made of various bio-compatible materials. Most commonly, a surgical metal called titanium is used, because it is the most compatible with human biology. They are surgically placed in the jawbone, right in the our office, using local anesthetic. Visit us for a consultation with Dr. Dang if you want to know more about dental implant.