In addition to the inconvenience of tooth loss, it also creates a situation where your bone begins to recede at the site of the lost tooth. This condition, called resorption, can cause the very foundation of your smile to shift, leading to additional tooth loss or bite-related issues. Dental implants prevent this chain reaction of negative oral health conditions.
The design of the dental implant solves the problem of bone loss by integrating with your jawbone during the healing process, called osseointegration. In order to achieve full integration with your natural bone, dental implants must be made of a biocompatible metal, typically titanium, which will not deteriorate over time.
When creating custom dental crowns, we use durable and esthetic porcelain, designing each crown on a patient-by-patient basis to ensure a perfect fit and beautiful match with the surrounding teeth. We take a custom shade for each dental implant crown and direct our trusted dental lab to match your bite and the appearance of your crown with opposing and adjacent teeth.
One of the most impressive benefits of dental implants is that because they are most like having your natural tooth back again, they are stable and allow you to eat an unrestricted diet.