A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, made of titanium, that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. They are an ideal option for people in generally good oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or accident.
Dental implants are a form of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry, though they may also be categorized as cosmetic dentistry. Dental implants help people who are missing natural teeth regain the ability to smile, speak, and eat more comfortably. Implants are used to replace a single tooth, or to support a bridge or dentures in patients missing multiple teeth.
ZCY Periodontists are experts in placing dental implants, and work closely with your general dentist to achieve outstanding results. Dental implants require the same home care and as natural teeth: brushing, flossing and regular check-ups. With proper care, your implants can last for many years - perhaps even a lifetime.
Implants can work for people of all ages, however not everyone is a candidate. A periodontal evaluation and one-on-one consultation can help both you and your periodontist determine whether implants are the right choice for you. Physical characteristics and aesthetic goals are two important factors to consider when evaluating the benefits of this procedure.
Replacing your teeth with dental implants is a team effort between you, your general dentist and your ZCY Periodontist.