If you are missing a tooth a dental implant is your best option. A lot of people talk about how dental implants are expensive and how dental implants are not affordable. Well here at the Bellingham Dental Group we can resolve that issue.
From the picture above you notice there are three parts to a dental implant:
- IMPLANT (titanium screw)
- ABUTMENT (connector)
- CROWN (tooth)
First, your dentist will insert a titanium screw that acts as the root and is placed in the jawbone. After 6 months of healing, the implant is uncovered and impressions are taken with a connector to fabricate the second part of the implant-the crown. Finally, the new crown is connected to the connector, allowing it to be as firm as the rest of your teeth.
While there are other ways to replace missing teeth, only dental implants can replace the entire tooth including the root and crown. And the best part is that dental implants look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Ask your dentist if this procedure is right for you.