Learn More About Dental Implants
Dental implants are replacement teeth that feel and look just like your own. An artificial tooth root made of titanium is placed into your jaw, and after a healing period, an artificial tooth is attached to the post. Dental implants can be more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since neighboring teeth do not have to be ground down to support the replacement.
Indentations in the gums and jawbone:
Sometimes when you lose one or more teeth, you can get an indentation in your gums and jawbone where the tooth used to be. Your periodontist can fill in this "defect" with a procedure called ridge augmentation. A new tooth can then be created that is natural looking, easy to clean and beautiful.