A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth.
The actual dental implant material is usually titanium. A post is surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation. This is essential because the root replacement post helps prevent jaw bone deterioration that generally occurs after a tooth has been lost.
When the implant has integrated securely with the bone (it can take up to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. Same-day implants are available for some patients that fit the criteria. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gray about your situation.
The state-of-the-art dental implants available at Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of configurations. One dental implant can replace one missing tooth. A series of implants can replace more than one tooth or anchor a dental bridge. Denture wearers should know that tooth implants can also function as a sturdy base for partial or full dentures.
When considering the cost of dental implants, it’s critical to compare them to other restorative options such as a dental bridge.
Call 619-717-8560 to schedule a visit to discuss your dental goals and the possibility of affordable dental implants.
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