Dental bridgework and dentures are traditional ways of restoring missing teeth. Another wonderful option is the dental implant. When a tooth is missing or needs to be removed, consider the benefits of the dental implant. This branch of dentistry continues to improve and implants today are more serviceable and better looking than those that were available when the technology was brand new. When you want to have a very natural looking replacement for a missing tooth, an implant is most likely your best choice in dental treatments.
When a tooth is missing, various changes begin to take place in the surrounding area. In addition to adjacent teeth shifting out of place due to the space left by the absent tooth, the bone that supported the tooth begins to shrink. An implant can prevent this from happening. Bone tissue is preserved and the teeth next to the implant are prevented from shifting out of place.
Excellence in Implant Dentistry
Implant dentistry requires expertise in placement and knowledge of the criteria for a successful implant. You will find Dr. Cochran has the expertise and skill required to give your implant the best chances for success. Not everyone is a good candidate for this procedure. Some patients may need to have the intended site prepared to accept the implant. An exam and consultation with Dr. Cochran will determine your likelihood of having a successful implant.
The procedure requires minor surgery in which a titanium post, much like a small screw, is placed into the bone. Over time when the post is sufficiently fused with the bone the site is then prepared for the seating of a crown that looks like a natural tooth. When the area is ready, the crown is attached to the post and you have a restoration that, for all practical purposes, looks just like your natural teeth.
At Dr. C Family Dentistry, we offer single tooth replacements, multi-tooth replacements and implant-supported dentures. If you would like to find out whether or not you qualify for implants, contact us today to schedule a consult with Dr. Cochran.