Mother Nature knows her stuff: that’s why your teeth are such amazingly durable structures. Today’s dental implants, however, are proof that modern technology can be a master of imitation.
Whether one or several teeth are missing, more and more people today are taking advantage of implants. Replacing a lost tooth is vital to ensuring that the surrounding gum, bone, and teeth remain strong and healthy.
An implant is an artificial tooth that looks, feels, and acts just like a natural one. Inserted into the hole where the root of your original tooth was, it bonds naturally with your jawbone, becoming a permanent part of your mouth.
Being fitted with an implant is a relatively simple process that often takes place under a local anesthetic. On your first visit, a tiny titanium cylinder is placed in the spot where your tooth is missing. A special coating on the implant encourages the jawbone to grow around it—a process that takes anywhere from three to six months.
When the implant is firmly in place, a porcelain crown is attached to its top, creating a perfect new tooth that only a dentist could tell from the real thing. In addition to replacing missing teeth, implants can also be used to stabilize dentures and support bridges.
Metropolitan is pleased to be able to work with extremely talented oral surgeons who we partner with during the implant process. The oral surgeon will be involved in the treatment process and will place the implant for us. Once things are solid and we have been given the “thumbs up” from them, then we will be able to easily finish the process and restore your smile back to tip-top shape