Thousands of implants are placed each year to replace teeth lost because of dental cavities, trauma, and teeth missing since birth. Dental implants are titanium substitutes for a natural dental root. The implants are placed into the jawbone and then after a period of healing, your dentist can make a crown that attaches to the implant with cement or a screw.
Implants replicate the natural appearance of a tooth and it saves patients from having other teeth prepared or ground down for a bridge to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants also provide a healthy stress for the jawbone to prevent it from resorbing over time.
Our surgeons perform implant surgery under local anesthesia, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), or under IV sedation. They work closely with your dentist to create a treatment plan to replace your missing tooth or teeth so that it will look natural and provide you with a beautiful smile!
Implants can replace one or more missing teeth with crowns and can also be used to help dentures fit more securely.
Schedule a consultation appointment with Blue Ridge Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and we can help you decide the best option for replacing a missing or failing tooth.