If you have any decaying teeth or had a trauma injury to your mouth, you may require a dental implant to replace the tooth. There are many different types of implants available depending on the severity of your situation. Heather Ridge Dentistry offers single tooth implants, full mouth reconstruction, dental bridges, multi-tooth implants, 4 on 4 and more.
If you are in need of a dental implant it is possible you may also require bone grafting to ensure there is a sufficient amount of bone for the dental implant to hold onto. While there are times when your own bone can be used for the graft but what is most often used are cadaver bones as they are more readily available and can actually be a safer option.
How do Dental Implants Work?
If you are missing a tooth, there are many different scenarios that can cause damage to your remaining teeth, such as shifting teeth, receding gums, facial collapse, or even premature aging. Dental Implants are made up of 3 different parts:
- Implant: Most often made out of titanium
- Abutment: Which connects the implant to the crown
- Crown: A replacement of your tooth, generally made out of porcelain.