How Does a Dental Implant Work?
Dental implants replace both the root and the tooth. Metal posts are inserted into the bone while a crown, partial, or denture is placed on top. Due to the invasiveness of the procedure, the healing process can be lengthy, so if you are receiving multiple implants, the process will likely take multiple appointments. Taking care of yourself and letting your mouth heal is an important part of receiving dental implants.
When Do You Need Dental Implants?
Dental implants might be a good option for you if a tooth filling, root canal, or less invasive restorative procedure isn’t enough to restore your smile. The best candidates for implants are those with otherwise healthy mouths, who have good gum health and time to heal from procedures and non-smokers