Dental implants are an excellent choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. An implant is a permanent, lifelike tooth replacement that can restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile after tooth loss. The implant process involves three main steps:
- First, the implant post is surgically placed in the jawbone. This replaces the root of the missing tooth and provides a stable foundation for the restoration. During a period of healing, the bone tissues begin to fuse with the biocompatible implant in a process known as osseointegration.
- Our dentist then places an attachment called an abutment on top of the implant.
- Finally, the custom-made implant restoration is attached to the abutment. The restoration replaces the crown of the missing tooth. Depending on how many teeth are missing, we may recommend a dental crown, a bridge, or a denture as your implant restoration.
Because dental implants replace both the root and crown of the missing tooth, they are very similar to your natural teeth in how they look, feel, and function. Implants are versatile and can be used to replace a single missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of your teeth. With proper care, your dental implants can last a lifetime.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about dental implants in Casper, Wyoming, to set up your implant consultation with Dr. Griffith.
Dr. Griffith and his staff will be happy to explain procedures, pros and cons to those procedures, and possible alternative treatments.