Long Family Dental

dental implantIf you’re missing either one or a few teeth, dental implants are a great way to repair your smile. They can restore function and help to stop or slow the bone loss that can occur when you lose a tooth. There’s no need to keep hiding your smile or feeling embarrassed, because your dentist has a great restorative dentistry solution.

To begin, your dentist will implant a small titanium shaft into your jaw bone. It will fuse with the bone over time, resulting in a secure base for your implant that will mimic the root of your natural teeth. Once it’s set, your replacement tooth will be permanently attached to the shaft.

The replacement tooth can be made out of several materials, with porcelain being very common because it more closely resembles a natural tooth. No one will be able to tell that it’s not your natural tooth. If the…

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