A dental implant is a long-lasting replacement for one or more teeth. It provides a foundation for a replacement tooth that look, feel, and function like a natural tooth. The implant itself is a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone where the natural tooth is missing. This metal post acts as a replacement for the missing tooth’s root. When the healing is completed and the implant is fully bonded to your jawbone, which may take three to six months, depending on the individual, the implant is then ready to receive a crown to be placed on top of it. During the healing process, you may need to wear a temporary tooth replacement.
Here at Horseheads Dental, depending on your individual needs, we offer either one visit, same day, digitally designed and computer constructed CEREC crowns or the traditional two visit dental laboratory created crown.
Dental implants have a long, successful track record and improvement are being made all the time. Our office recommends PerioProtect to help insure and protect your valuable investment for years to come.
You want to create a good first impression, so it’s important to have a great-looking smile. If you have lost your teeth, we can restore them with dental implant crowns. They require less drilling, offer a smile that looks and feels more natural, and are easier for you to maintain than conventional bridges and/or partial dentures. You’ll love your smile with your newly restored, natural-looking dental implants.