Patients often ask about dental implants as an option for replacing missing teeth. Once a tooth has fallen out and is gone for good, there are a few options available to individuals who want to fill in the new gap. Implants, however, are a permanent way to restore the smile to its original shape, and because of how easily they can be shaped and how strongly they bond to the jaw, dental implants can blend in seamlessly with other teeth and provide the same amount of support. If you have lost a tooth and you are seeking a permanent fix, watch the video below to learn about dental implants and how dental implants can benefit your oral health from experienced Buffalo dentist Mark Teach. If you still have questions, contact our office to arrange a free dental implant consultation today.
There are many different types of dental implants, but those that are popular among dentists nowadays are the models that replace the roots of lost teeth. An implant contains three parts: the metal base, the post, and the crown or prosthesis. The base is screwed into the upper or lower jawbone, and after that is left to heal for a certain amount of time, we place a post inside the base. Eventually, we install a crown or some sort of prosthetic device on top of that post, completing the implant. The implant fills in the space formerly inhabited by the lost tooth, preventing the patient’s bite and surrounding teeth from changing. If the implant is planned and installed correctly, the implant and the restoring crown on top of that implant can be made to look just as natural as the tooth that was lost.
Are you or a loved one has a missing tooth, and considering a dental implant? To learn more about dental implants, and how they work, contact our office for a free implant consultation. Teach Dental Group has been in private practice serving the Buffalo and greater Western New York community for over 40 years. Our experienced Buffalo dentists welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face.