Dental bridges or dentures are traditional methods to replace the visible
portion of the missing tooth. Restorative dental implants offer a more
advanced, longer-lasting option that is quickly becoming the gold standard
in tooth replacement. Dental implants are comprised of three parts: a
post, an abutment, and a dental crown. The post, made from titanium, is
implanted into the bone of your jaw during a short surgical procedure.
This post is designed to mimic a natural tooth root, anchoring the dental
implant in place like a real tooth. The abutment is a small attachment
that connects the post to the crown, which replaces the visible portion
of your tooth. A dental implant procedure may require four to six months
to complete, but your dental implants will last a lifetime. You will care
for your implants just like they are natural teeth and your dentist will
monitor their health during your biannual dental checkup.
If you've lost one or more teeth, you could benefit from dental implants.
Dr. John R. Pallotta, DMD
offers dental implants in addition to general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry