How do Dental Implants Work?

Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Tue, 05/22/2012

Dental implants work like a real tooth. By replacing the tooth root and the upper portion of a tooth, dental implants mimic the function, form and comfort of a natural tooth.

Dental implants work by supporting a replacement tooth. The actual dental implant is a titanium screw-like post inserted beneath your gums. To replace the upper portion of the tooth, a restoration or prosthetic is placed on the dental implant. Your dental implants may support:

  • Dental crowns
  • Removable dentures
  • Fixed (non-removable) dental bridge

Dental implants act like an anchor to secure these tooth replacements in place. The dental implant forms a stable foundation to chew, speak and smile. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, using a single dental crown, or they can be used to replace multiple missing teeth, or all of your teeth.

Dental implants are designed to work just like your natural teeth. The implant itself is rooted into the bone beneath your gums, like your natural tooth roots. The bond between the dental implant and your bone results in the durability and longevity of dental implants.

For dental implants in Wilson, North Carolina, please contact Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles, DDS, to schedule a free initial consultation.

Dixon Boles & Associates