Dental implants are the most advanced option in restorative dentistry, offering various uses to replace missing teeth. All dental implants are posts, usually made from medical-grade titanium, that are surgically inserted into the jawbone to provide a new tooth “anchor” for restorative devices. Whether you want to replace an individual tooth or support a dental bridge or denture, dental implants can be a permanent solution. SmileBuilders, Inc. offers advanced options in dental implants at our high-tech dental practice in Canton, Byram, and Lucedale, MS.
Most dental implants are inserted into the jawbone and secured in place as the bone grows around the implant. The top of the implant is above the gum line, which can be used for various dental restorations. To create a single tooth restoration, an abutment is attached, and a dental crown is cemented to the abutment, creating a natural-appearing, single tooth. For multiple tooth restorations, the dental implant can support a crown attached to a dental bridge to anchor it in place. Dental implants can also be used to secure some dentures, preventing them from slipping or moving.
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer a long-lasting, permanent solution for dental restorations. However, they do require enough bone structure to hold them in place. The best candidates for dental implants have adequate bone to support the implant and are healthy, non-smokers. However, bone grafts and other advanced treatments have expanded the possibility of dental implants for more patients.
Our dental practice has invested in cutting-edge imaging that allows us to plan and prepare for more accurate and precise dental implant surgery. We use 3D scanning to view the mouth structure and to create restorative devices, like crowns, that fit perfectly with the existing teeth.
If you have missing teeth and want to explore the most advanced restorative dentistry treatments like dental implants, come see us at SmileBuilders, Inc. Contact our office to schedule a consultation to determine if dental implants are right for you. We accept most dental insurance plans, and we have financing options available.