Dr. Mann and your general dentist will always make every attempt to preserve patients’ teeth for as long as possible. However, when the health of a tooth can no longer be maintained, it must be removed. When faced with a tooth extraction, the best choice is often to replace the tooth with a dental implant. A dental implant takes the place of a lost root, by placing a screw-like structure in the jawbone. Your body’s natural bone structure will bond to the implant surface which will allow your dentist to attach a new dental crown to the implant. The result is a tooth that looks and feels like the real thing.
Before the placement of a dental implant, Dr. Mann will perform a thorough evaluation of your current oral health to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure. It’s important that patients possess good oral and general health needed to help ensure the successful placement of a dental implant.
Dental implants can be used to treat a variety of issues including:
- Replacing a missing tooth
- Replacing a fractured crown
- Replacing a bridge
- Providing retention and support for dentures
- Replacing dentures with full arch fixed teeth
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