Dental implants are titanium screws that replace the root of a tooth. The prosthesis is cemented directly to the head of the implant. If the implant is to be used for a removable denture, then a housing with a rubber gasket is attached precisely to the acrylic denture and functions like a button that snaps on and off the implant to help hold the denture in place.
Dental implants are placed quickly and easily. The procedure generally takes just over an hour. It is a one step procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery with no sutures nor the typical months of healing which makes the procedure and recovery easier on you.
Loose, ill-fitting dentures are serious issues. If your dentures don’t fit right, implants could be the answer.
The procedure for implants requires caution and expertise. Whether it is a tooth implant or a dental bridge, we give you the best dental care services. Dr. Smith ensures personal attention and comfort throughout all phases of treatment. For more information on dental implants, contact us or call us at 360-352-2400.