Dental implants offer a permanent foundation for long-term teeth replacement that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The dental implants act as an anchor to the jawbone allowing custom crowns to be attached for a natural look. Often the result is not only an enhanced smile, but also a more youthful appearance, since missing teeth can cause the face to “collapse” making you look older.
How do Dental Implants Work?
- A dental implant is a titanium root that is inserted directly into the jawbone where teeth are missing.
- The bone attaches to the titanium, creating a strong foundation for the artificial teeth.
- Implants are the best solution for missing individual teeth as they don’t require the cutting down of neighboring teeth as bridges do.
- Dental implants allow for maximum bone preservation in the areas surrounding the implant sites.
Dr. Mork has received specialized training on both placing the implant and creating the crown or denture to restore them.