Dental implants are the most durable and functional tooth replacement option available today. The implant is comprised of a titanium post that serves as the root of your replacement tooth, a porcelain crown, and an abutment that attaches the crown to the implant. With proper oral care, a dental implant can replace a natural tooth for a lifetime.
We also use dental implants to secure dentures and bridges. Implant secure dentures and bridges provide the very best outcome for a natural feel and appearance.
Dental Implant Benefits
There are many advantages to dental implants, including: Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth.
- Dental implants are versatile
- Implants make it easier to speak.
- Implants look natural.
- They prevent bone loss.
Placing The Implant
First, your Dr. Killar will take x-rays of your mouth and determine the optimal placement of the implant along your jawline. Once the implant has been surgically placed, the abutment and crown will be attached during restoration procedures. Most patients report less pain during recovery than with wisdom teeth extractions, but any discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter pain medication. If you are anxious about any stage in the implant procedure, the team at Curt Killar DDS is always ready and willing to answer any questions or concerns you may have.