At Welcome Smile, our Dental Team is pleased to offer Dental Implants as an option to replace missing teeth. Dental Implants are small, titanium-based, screw-shaped threaded cylinders that are placed into the bone in the upper (Maxillary) and/or lower (Mandibular) arches of the mouth. They are used to replace one or many missing teeth or to stabilize dentures. Titanium is an inert metal that is capable of creating a very tight bond with the bone. Titanium is used in other operations such as knee or hip replacements — so it is a proven surgical component.Read More
The implant acts like the root of a natural tooth, and bone actually forms around a special coating on the implant to hold the implant firmly in place. This process is referred to as osseointegration. A crown – with the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth – is then affixed to an abutment which is connected to the implant. The ‘abutment’ is simply a small connecting piece between the implant and the crown.