Replacing Missing Teeth With Implants

Why Dr. Clothier Would Recommend A Dental Implant

Dental implants are designed to provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth. Implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth. A dental implant appears completely natural and keeps your facial contours intact by preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

The Anatomy Of A Dental Implant

There 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

Come To Us With Your Dental Implant Questions

Dental implants are the most like natural teeth when replacing missing teeth. If properly cared for, they will last for many years.

If you are interested in a consultation about dental implants, please call our office at (620) 231-4140.