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.