Dental implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth. They feel and function like real teeth and they look so lifelike that no one would know they aren’t your original teeth.
An implant consists of a screw and dental crown seated in the bone tissue beneath your gums in the site where a permanent tooth should be. Much like a natural tooth root, the implant screw forms a snug seal with the bone in your jaw. The crown on top is the visible portion of your implant that helps you chew, speak, and smile with confidence.
You might get just one dental implant to replace a single missing tooth or multiple implants to fill in several gaps in your smile. If you are missing many teeth and rely on dentures, then getting implants could help you have a more stable bite with your denture. Visit our implant overdenture page to learn more about this.
The Dental Implant Procedure
Your dental implant journey begins with an evaluation. Dr. Marion will examine your oral health and the current condition of your bone tissue to determine whether you are a candidate for implants.
Dr. Marion is a member of the American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD). As such, he’s committed to delivering optimum results when restoring dental implants and planning your implant treatment.
After discussing your treatment needs and agreeing upon a treatment plan, Dr. Marion will refer you to a surgeon who specializes in the surgical placement of dental implants. Dr. Marion will direct the surgeon on where to place your implants. You’ll then return to Dr. Marion to complete the restorative portion of your treatment.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
You will have the best results with dental implants if you:
- Have good overall health
- Have sufficient levels of bone in your jaw
- Practice good oral hygiene
- Do not have active periodontal disease
If you have questions about whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Marion would be happy to see you for a brief complimentary consultation. He can take a quick look and answer some of your questions. Just call our office, or use our appointment request form and we will call you.