Dental implants are one of the most remarkable innovations we’ve seen in dentistry in recent years. In the past, if you had missing teeth, you had the option of having a dental bridge placed or getting dentures.
What Makes Dental Implants Unique?
While both are still good choices in certain cases, they only fill the space left by a missing tooth. Dental implants are completely different because they consist of a tiny post that is placed surgically in your jaw. Over time, the implant bonds completely with surrounding tissue in your jaw, creating an artificial root.
This provides sufficient stability for Dr. Hilton and Dr. Marcincin to create a dental restoration that is held securely in place, leaving you with a tooth that looks, functions, and feels just like a natural tooth. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about developing a cavity in that tooth.
How Long is Recovery for a Dental Implant?
Any restoration will take a few days to get used to, but in a short amount of time you won’t be able to feel any difference between the implant and your own teeth.
At our Summit Dental office, we restore many dental implants with results that are truly remarkable. Please contact our office if you’ve been living with missing teeth and would like more information about how dental implants can benefit you.