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Dental Implant Restoration
Our teeth play an extremely valuable role in our daily lives. They help us chew, speak, and even affect our self confidence. It’s hard to grasp their importance until one or more are missing. There are multiple prosthetic options to replace missing teeth, and when combined with a new root system, such as a dental implant, we can provide you a replacement tooth that functions and feels natural. We invite you to learn more about dental implants and the difference they can make in not just replacing, but rebuilding missing teeth.
A dental implant is a replacement root system allowing us to rebuild a missing tooth. The implant is a titanium or ceramic post that we surgically embed into your jawbone. The implant is specially designed to capture a lot of bone material to both hold onto and to allow the bone to grow up and around as it heals. After the bone has healed, the implant will be a firm anchor in your mouth. With the new root established, we can then attach a dental prosthetic including a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Some restorations may require multiple implants and some prosthetics can work with any combination of implants and healthy teeth.
The Placement of Your Dental Implant
A majority of the work in placing your dental implant is done in the planning and preparatory work. The surgical implantation is minimally invasive and the healing may take time but is not considered uncomfortable by many.
Most implant procedures include:
If you are interested in dental implant restoration, Higbee Family Dentistry can help! Give us a call at (541) 342-1187 to get started.