What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a common dental procedure performed when you need to replace a tooth. Dr. Game will place a small biocompatible post – which serves as an artificial root – into your jaw. Through the process of osseointegration, your jaw will heal around it to become rock solid. This new implant essentially takes the place of your tooth’s root. Once that is healed, Dr. Game will fix a crown (the artificial tooth) to the implant while making sure it looks and feels completely natural.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants should be taken care of just like your natural teeth, so make sure to floss and brush daily. If you maintain proper oral hygiene, the implant (the artificial root) can last for a lifetime, and the crown can last for up to 15 years. Routine examinations with Dr. Game will also help extend the life of your implant, allowing him to make sure your gums are healthy and strong.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
If you have a missing or severely damaged tooth then you are a candidate for dental implants. Unfortunately there is no way to know for sure without a consultation with Dr. Game. The health of your gums plays an important factor into whether or not dental implants are right for you. If your gums aren’t healthy enough, other teeth replacement options like dental bridges or dentures could be the right solution.