One of the many services Northside Dental offers is dental implants, which will restore health, function, and aesthetics to your smile.
A dental implant restoration, also called a dental implant, is one way to replace missing teeth. Implants look and perform like natural teeth, making them the best treatment option for people who suffer from failing teeth, missing teeth, or chronic dental problems.
Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full upper or lower set of teeth.
With a success rate of 98%, dental implants are the new standard in tooth replacement.
Because the implant fuses with the jaw bone, there’s no slippage, shifting, or problems with eating or talking. Implants don’t need to be repaired often, if at all, and teeth surrounding the impact are not affected. Best of all, implants look so natural – there’s no more worrying about smiling as wide and often as you can!
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant consists of two parts: a titanium post and a crown. The crown is anchored into place via a small titanium post that is surgically placed within the bone.
Once the post is placed within the bone, the natural bone tissue of the body will integrate with the post securing it in place. When the implant has healed fully and integrated with the bone, the crown will be fabricated and abutments will be placed to support the crown.
What are implants made of?
Your implant is custom-made with durable, long-lasting titanium for the “root” and a porcelain “crown.” The implant becomes integrated into the bone of your mouth, giving it exceptional strength to withstand the pressures from chewing. It functions very much like your natural tooth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Superior strength: Implants are made of a titanium post and a porcelain crown that is stronger than your natural teeth
- Durability: Dental implants can last up to 20 years or more. Excellent oral hygiene and proper care for your implant will ensure they last for years to come.
- Increased chewing efficiency
- Improved speech
- Implant crowns look and feel like natural teeth
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
To be a good candidate for dental implants, you must have healthy gums. Northside Dental works closely with our implant specialists to determine who is a good candidate.
How long is recovery time from implant surgery?
Typical recovery time from dental implant surgery is 6-12 weeks.
How do implants feel?
Our patients tell us they love the stable and natural feeling of their implants and that their implants do not affect eating, drinking, or speaking.