Dental implants are titanium alloy screws that are surgically placed in the jaw bone to replace the lost or missing teeth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your existing natural teeth. You have several options in most instances when it comes to replacing lost teeth. The conversation can begin with your Dentist or Prosthodontist. We will then be able to coordinate our surgical work with them.
In many cases placement of an implant where a tooth is/will be lost is simple and straightforward. Sometimes, additional surgical techniques, such as bone augmentation, may be required to provide an adequate recipient tissue for your implant. A consultation appointment with your surgeon will allow a full discussion of your options and possible treatment solutions.