Dental implants are substitute tooth roots upon which a tooth crown is attached resulting in a very effective, long-lasting replacement tooth.
Implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or other various reasons. Under proper conditions implants, can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show an improving 96% survival rate for implants.
A gentle surgical procedure is completed to place the implant into the jawbone. The implant remains undisturbed for a minimum period of approximately 12 weeks while the bone remodels around it. A small connector called the abutment is then attached and the implant is then ready for restoration by your general dentist.