The Cost-Effective Way To Replace Missing Teeth
Why Dr. Sheppard Would Recommend A Dental ImplantDental implants are designed to provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth. These new teeth look, feel, and perform just like a regular tooth. Dental implants are changing the way our patients live. A person who has lost a tooth is able to regain the ability to eat with that tooth again. A dental implant appears completely natural and keeps your facial contours intact by preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. An implant is one of the healthiest ways to replace a missing tooth.
The Anatomy Of A Dental ImplantThere are three parts that make up a dental implant.
- The implant: a titanium screw, which is surgically placed into the patient’s jaw bone where the original tooth used to be
- The abutment: a small piece that insures a snug fit
- Crown: the top part of the tooth, which is attached to the implant and matches your natural teeth