Dental Implants. What are they?

Photo of a dental implantA dental implant is a way to replace a missing tooth or root and then build a cap or crown on top of it to fill in a space. You can also use implants to anchor down a loose denture.

The X-ray shows a dental implant replacing an upper bicuspid that had to be extracted because it fractured eating a hard nut. The dental implant is made of titanium and is shaped like a root with threads on the outside to anchor it in the jaw bone. A part is then screwed into the implant sticking out above the gum line and a cap or crown glued on top on that to look like a natural tool.

For additional information on dental implants or to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants just give the office a call at 516-796-6600 for a no obligation consultation.

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