A Dental Implant is an artificial tooth root replacement. The cylindrically shaped implant was surgically placed inside the bone to replace missing tooth root. After healing, the implant can be used to support single dental crowns or act as a support to dental bridges or dentures.
If you have one or more missing teeth, or if you want to replace dental bridges, wobbling dentures, you may consider having dental implants for better esthetics, comfort, and confidence.
This patient has lost a side tooth due to a large cavity. The most esthetic choice is to use an all-ceramic bridge. Zirconia is a white colored metal that when chemically treated, has a great strength; it is then layered over with porcelain to create beautiful teeth.
Dental Implants are placed inside the jawbone under local anesthesia, similar to the numbing sensation from getting a filling done. Additional medications are provided after implant placement to prevent infection, inflammation, and swelling for the purpose of pain control.