Looks and Acts Like a Real Tooth

Dental implants are the standard of care for replacing missing teeth

Dental Implants

When a tooth is missing or broken, we strongly recommend you replace it to avoid health problems that result from missing teeth. Only a few generations ago, missing teeth were common, but with today’s technologies, replacing a tooth is easy, and the results can be excellent. Not only is the bite preserved and health problems avoided, but today’s dental implants are also aesthetically pleasing and can contribute to a beautiful smile. A dental implant is made of two parts: a post that is placed into the jawbone to secure the tooth and a porcelain crown that simulates the tooth in the mouth. When sick teeth are extracted or if a tooth breaks or falls out, a titanium post is implanted in place of the root. The post is secured to the jawbone, followed by a period of healing. Once the post is secured, Dr. Mingus places a porcelain crown on the post, taking into consideration the patient’s bite and the implant’s effect on the surrounding structures. Once completed, the tooth looks and works like a natural tooth.

Did You Know?

The pressure on the jawbone from each tooth when you chew sends a message to the bone that it is needed, which signals the body to keep that bone healthy. When you are missing a tooth, no signal is sent and the bone begins to absorb back into the body.

Did You Know?

The post that holds the implant in place is made of titanium, one of the most durable metals on Earth. A dental implant is made of two parts: a post that is placed into the jawbone to secure the tooth and a porcelain crown that simulates the tooth in the mouth. When sick teeth are extracted or if a tooth breaks or falls out, a titanium post is implanted in place of the root. The post is secured to the jawbone, followed by a period of healing. Once the post is secured, Dr. Mingus places a porcelain crown on the post, taking into consideration the patient’s bite and the implant’s effect on the surrounding structures. Once completed, the tooth looks and works like a natural tooth.

Are you interested in discussing dental implants for missing teeth? Please contact us to schedule a consultation by calling 541-382-6565.