Posted June 26, 2017.
Dental implants are the first step towards regaining a full smile, acting as the root of an artificial tooth. These are in the form of dental crowns (installed for one tooth) or dental bridges (installed for multiple teeth). This titanium substitute replaces a tooth’s damaged or lost root to prepare for the new tooth. Dr. Steven Sachs and our professionals here at Sachs Family Dental are dedicated to providing the best care for you and your smile, including through the installment of a dental implant.
Implants are located onto the jawbone to create a stable base for the new tooth. Your speaking and eating abilities won’t be hindered by an annoying loose tooth or missing area where you can be prone to infections. Two types of implants approved by the American Dental Association include:
Endosteal implants: a plate, cylinder, or small screw are positioned into the jawbone. This is the most common implant used for dental implants. Once the gum tissues surrounding the area have healed, a post is put in place.