What are dental implants?

If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, our experienced dentists may suggest dental implants as a permanent, strong way to replace your missing teeth. Dental implants are a long-lasting dental restoration that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or even all of your teeth. The dental implant is a small, titanium screw or post that is surgically placed in the jawbone to act as an artificial tooth root. The bone fuses with the post in a process called osseointegration, ensuring that your implant is stable and secure. After a period of healing, we will place a dental implant restoration on top of the post. The implant restoration may be a dental bridge, crown, or full or partial denture, and it is used to replace the crown of the missing tooth.

Do I need a dental implant?

Drs. Sam and Melanie Huckabee may recommend dental implants if you are missing teeth and are interested in a dental restoration that is exceptionally natural. Dental implants are designed to function, feel, and look just like your natural teeth. For more information on dental implants and to discover whether they are right for you, we invite you to contact us at Huckabee Family Dentistry. We are committed to restoring your smile!