If you need to replace missing teeth, you probably already know that there are a many treatment options available and finding the right solution can be difficult. Dental implants provide a permanent, worry-free solution to missing teeth.
Dental implantWhat is a dental implant?
Dental implants are made up of a titanium cylinder that is placed in the jawbone. An abutment is screwed into the implant and a crown is cemented on top. It looks and feels like a real tooth. Dental implants are essentially permanent, attached teeth that replace partials, bridges or dentures.
How do dental implants work?
A dental implant creates a replacement for your missing tooth’s root and provides a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth. Nearby teeth are not altered to support a periodontal implant and more of your own teeth are left intact. People with dentures can have two implants placed where the dentures snap in and are stable.
Treatment can be finished in three to five visits over a period of about four to 12 months. The procedure is simple and can last a lifetime. The benefits of dental implants include:
- Better function and ability to chew
- Improved speech
- Enhanced oral health
- Polished appearance
Why choose Lafayette Dental Excellence?
At Lafayette Dental Excellence we are proud of our experience. Dr. Friedman lectures nationally, teaching other dentists about dental implants, and is an expert on the latest technology. He provides exceptional results for his patients.