Many conditions that can affect teeth can lead to a hopeless prognosis for the tooth. Implants are an excellent way of replacing natural teeth in a safe, effective, long-lasting way. Implants can be utilized in many different ways. We can use implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch of teeth.
dental implants with artificial teeth are the closest thing to regrowing your natural teeth. They are strong, stable, durable and virtually undetectable. By filling gaps left by missing teeth, implants can provide better chewing ability and head off jaw joint problems.
The Dental Implant Process:
The process begins with the surgical placement of the dental implant(s) fixture into the bone. We allow the implant to heal for three months, during this time the implant fuses to the bone and becomes permanent.
Next, Dr. Mooney will attach the post (abutment) to the implant. The post supports one tooth or a set of teeth.
Last, Dr. Mooney will take impressions and make a restoration that will attach to the post.
traditional crown & bridge
- attractive smile
- grinds down healthy teeth
- bone loss under bridge
- greater risk for cavities and tooth failure
untreated missing teeth
- unattractive smile
- loss of chewing ability
- accelerated bone loss