For those missing teeth, a smile may be a rare occurrence. If you’re embarrassed about an incomplete smile, our dentist can help. Dental implants can restore your full, healthy smile by replacing missing teeth with permanent, natural-looking prosthetics that blend seamlessly with your remaining teeth.
How Dental Implants Work
A dental implant is a durable prosthetic that looks, feels, and functions as a natural tooth. This is accomplished by surgically implanting a titanium anchor into the jaw bone and then capping the post with a porcelain crown, color-matched to your existing teeth. If you’re interested in finding out whether a dental implant is right for you, either Dr. Sutter will be happy to assess your bone structure and oral health to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
In dental implantation, your bone tissue actually fuses to the titanium anchor, imitating nature and establishing a firm, durable foundation for the prosthetic. Because this system mimics the structure of a natural tooth, dental implants often last a lifetime, and no one ever has to know your smile was once incomplete.
For those missing several teeth, we often use dental implants to anchor bridges and dentures. By doing this, we are able to secure the appliance and give patients confidence in the stability of their restorations.