What Is A Dental Implant?

A dental implant is one of the newest and best advancements in dentistry for replacement of missing teeth. When describing a dental implant, the best comparison is to that of a natural tooth root. The part of your teeth that you use to chew and that you can see is called the crown of the tooth. This crown is supported by the part of the tooth embedded in bone which is called the root. The dental implant is a replacement for the root of a missing tooth.

Dr. Visanescu will refer you to a top specialist who places the implant. It will become firmly attached to the bone, which usually takes 4-6 months. We can then attach a crown or denture to the implant for a permanent solution.

Dental Implant Alternatives

Alternative choices to implant dentistry include: fixed bridges, removable partial dentures, a combination of fixed and removable, or complete dentures.

Dental Implant Risks

Once an implant is placed, the biggest risk to its success is perio-implant infection, similar to periodontal disease. Continued care with our hygiene department is crucial to long-term success.

Call our LaGrange KY dentist office to learn more about dental implants. Call for an appointment today!