If you have a missing tooth or teeth that need to be replaced, Angell’s Dentistry offers the option of dental implants. The development and use of implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years.
Dental implants look and function like your natural teeth and are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. They can replace a single tooth or several teeth without sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth.
A dental implant is a screw or cylinder-type device made of titanium or other materials compatible with the human body that is implanted into the upper or lower jaw. The implant and jaw bone are allowed to bond together over about a three-month period, providing the anchor for an artificial replacement tooth, or crown.
For a single tooth implant, Dr. Angell will customize a new tooth for you, called a dental crown. The crown will be based on size, shape, color and fit, and will be designed to blend in with your other teeth. If you are replacing more than a single tooth, custom-made bridges or dentures will be made to fit your mouth and your implants.
Studies show that almost 90 percent of implant-supported single crowns remain in place and functional at 5 and 10 years.
Dr. Douglas Angell at Angell’s Dentistry will be happy to answer your questions about dental implants. We are committed to providing each of our patients with a beautiful, healthy smile and unmatched dental care. We invite you to visit our website at: www.angellsdentistry.com.