Implant Dentistry

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are permanently anchored to the bone. They are the ideal solution for replacing missing or failing teeth due to their strength, longevity, and completely natural appearance and feel. Implants are very durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.

If you're missing teeth, you're not alone. Tooth loss is a far more common problem than you think. In fact, studies show that 178 million people across the United States are missing at least one tooth, and 35 million are completely edentulous (missing all their teeth). Whether you have lost one tooth or multiple ones to gum disease, tooth decay, or a traumatic injury, Elevate Dental Wellness can help patients reestablish complete, healthy, and beautiful smiles.

Implant Dentistry

Replacing missing teeth with dental implants

Components of dental implants
  • Implant: An implant is a titanium screw-like post that creates a stable base for your new tooth. The implant is permanently secured in the bone.

  • Abutment: An abutment functions as a connector piece that secures your new tooth to the titanium implant and will not be visible in your mouth.

  • Crown, bridge, or denture: This is what goes on top of the implant and acts as a replacement tooth or teeth. Your crown, bridge, or denture will be custom-made to seamlessly match your natural teeth in color, size, and shape.

Advantages of dental implants

With dental implants, you can once again enjoy all your favorite foods and speak and smile with renewed confidence and ease. Because dental implants behave in much the same way as the roots of natural teeth, they provide unrivaled stability for the placement of a broad range of dental prostheses, including crowns and bridges up to a complete set of teeth. For patients who wear full dentures, dental implants provide the added stability and retention required to improve comfort and fit while preventing any embarrassing slippage. Some of the benefits of dental implant treatment include:

  • preserves bone structure and gums

  • prevents teeth from shifting

  • restores ability to chew normally

  • improves self-confidence with a healthy smile

  • provides a strong, stable, and durable foundation for high-quality replacement teeth

  • esthetically restores your smile

If you are struggling with tooth loss and looking for the best solutions for the replacement of missing teeth, visit Elevate Dental Wellness.

Today, dental implants represent the most advanced system for the replacement of missing teeth. While conventional fixed bridges and dentures remain effective and satisfying ways to replace missing teeth, dental implants come the closest to replicating the look, feel, and function of a natural smile.