The ultimate in tooth replacement
Dental implants are the most effective way of replacing teeth lost through trauma or decay, while preventing loss of jaw bone. Gaps in your dental arch can impair your bite, are not cosmetically pleasing and can result in gradual loss of bone from the jaw around the empty tooth socket with consequent sagging or “falling in” of your cheek.
A dental implant consists of a titanium metal post which is surgically inserted into the gum and bone of your upper or lower mouth. A crown is then attached to the post to replace the missing tooth.
The titanium post replaces the root of the lost tooth and helps prevent the gradual loss of bone which is associated with empty tooth sockets, while the crown replaces the lost tooth.
Well placed implants usually have a long life and are cosmetically pleasing. As a properly placed titanium post undergoes a process of osseo-integration into the surrounding bone, it’s rare that a dental implant will become loose or damaged. If it does, it is important to deal with it swiftly in order to prevent damage to the bone and other teeth, as well as to prevent infection.
At Malone Dental, we begin by always understanding your unique dental needs, we will be with you at every step of the process to help recommend the best treatment for you as well as prepare your teeth for the best continuing results.