What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants have become the treatment of choice over recent years, due to dentistry advancements, for people missing one, or more teeth, who have periodontal disease or failing teeth.
Dental implants, unlike dentures or bridges, don't move or shift and are tooth replacements that are long-lasting.
They look like natural teeth but are rooted in the bone to simulate the root of a pre-existing tooth.
You no longer will need denture creams or adhesives. If you qualify for dental implants, you can have your teeth restored immediately – giving you back that spectacular smile!
Dental implants are made up of three parts:
- The titanium root structure that fuses with the jawbone
- The abutment, which goes over the implant and
- The crown.
Dr. Luis Perez specializes in full mouth restoration and replacement of teeth. He creates the crown that goes on the abutment of the implant which is fitted to look like your natural tooth. It's best to have a dentist that specializes in dental implants to place the implants for you, and NOT a general dentist.
Watch our next video in this series "Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implant Treatment?"