A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason. A dental implant consists of a metal post that acts as an artificial root and a dental crown that will replace the missing tooth.
A periodontist or oral surgeon will surgically place the dental implant (post) into the jaw. Once the dental implant has fused to the surrounding bone and had time to heal, a dental crown, acting as the replacement tooth, is attached to the post.
While dental implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. Dental implants are stronger than natural teeth and generally last 10-20 years. They are also a more favorable approach than bridgework since they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.
Dr. Wasserman will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. To receive dental implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the dental implant. You must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
Dental implants have a success rate of over 95% and are perfect if you are looking for a permanent, long term solution for missing teeth. To learn more about dental implants and to see if you are a candidate, contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wasserman.