Serving the Willaimsburg, VA area
Before development of dental implants, dentures or bridges were the only alternative to replacing missing teeth.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.
Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth.
Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. Then the crown, bridge or denture is made and attached.
Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time.
Implants can restore a persons ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
For more information on Dental Implants in the Williamsburg, VA area call New Town Dental Arts at (757) 259-0741!