Crowns, conventional bridges and dentures may not be your only options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. For some, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Over a series of appointments, implants are surgically placed below the gums and are fused to the jawbone. They serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or a denture.
Implants offer people stability because they fuse to your jawbone. Integration of the implants into your jaw helps your replacement teeth feel more natural. Some people even find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes.
Candidates for dental implants should have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. A thorough evaluation by Dr. Sulzbach will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.