Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? For patients who wish to restore the beauty and functionality of their smile, Dr. Laney Schuman may recommend dental implants in Granite City, Illinois. A dental implant is made up of a dental implant post and a dental restoration. The dental implant post is made of titanium and acts as replacement tooth roots. It is surgically placed in your jaw by a specialist. The dental restoration, which can be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or dentures, is attached to the dental implant post by our dentist.
If you choose dental implants, a specialist will first surgically place the dental implant post into the bone socket of the missing tooth. During the healing process, your jawbone will grow around the dental implant post. This anchors the implant post in place, making it a permanent part of your smile. A small connector post called an abutment is attached to the implant post. Our dentist will then take impressions of your teeth so that a dental restoration can be constructed. Once your dental restoration is complete, our dentist will attach it to the abutment.
We invite you to contact Midwest Family Dentistry PC today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.