Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that are used to counter tooth loss.
The procedure is categorized as a form of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry, though it also falls into the category of cosmetic dentistry as well. Although there are a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none have proven to be as functionally effective and durable as implants. In many cases, dental implants may be the only logical choice for the restoration of all necessary functionality of the teeth and supporting structures.
Dental implants are stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts (bridges and dentures). Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Additionally, implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness. For example, a single implant can serve to support a crown replacing a single missing tooth. Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, and can be used with dentures to increase stability and reduce gum tissue irritation.
Dr. Slater will discuss these options with you to determine what system will work the best for your particular implant needs. We work closely with an oral surgeon or periodontist who will initially place the implant according to your needs. The doctor will then place the final restoration upon final integration of the implant in its proper position in your mouth. So, if you are looking for the best dental Implants Aloha has to offer, please contact our office today to learn more!