A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Please visit the pages below to learn more about the Dental Implant Treatments that are available from periodontal implant specialist Dr. Childers.
If you're missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be a great solution for you. Dr. Childers can help you regain your beautiful smile with implants that look and feel natural. To learn more about how implants can benefit you, don't hesitate to contact our friendly team.