A passion of Dr. Kostal's, dental implants are the most durable and functional tooth replacement option available today. The implant is comprised of a small titanium screw that serves as the root of your replacement tooth, a high strength glass ceramic-porcelain crown, and a titanium or glass-ceramic connector called an abutment that attaches the crown to the implant. With proper oral care, a dental implant can replace a natural tooth for a lifetime.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Convenience. Once the implant is placed, it serves all the functions of a natural tooth. No eating restrictions or speaking impediments.
- Oral health. With other tooth replacement options, the bone where the root used to be may deteriorate over time, causing neighboring teeth to shift and loosen. Implants are the only option that helps prevent bone loss in the jawline.
- Reliability. Implant placement surgery is one of the most effective types of surgery with a success rate of over 95%.
- Confidence. Implants are nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth. Smile more often with a full, healthy set of teeth.
Placing the Implant
Placing a dental implant is one of the more gentle procedures Dr. Kostal performs and most of his patients only require over-the-counter pain medication after. A diagnostic 3D x-ray will be taken of your mouth to determine the optimal placement of the implant. Once the implant has been surgically placed, the abutment and crown will be attached during restorative phase of treatment. If you are anxious about any stage in the implant procedure, the team at East Loop Dental is always ready and willing to answer any questions or concerns you may have and offer sedation options to ensure your comfort.
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