Teeth can be lost for a number of reasons, including tooth decay, root canal failure, periodontitis (or gum disease), trauma to the mouth, congenital defects and/or excessive wear and tear. If you’re missing one tooth or all of your teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implants.
Dental implants are a durable, permanent solution to replace missing teeth with a titanium root replica. As long as you have enough bone in the area of the missing tooth to facilitate the placement of the implants, this procedure can yield terrific results.
Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone while under anesthesia. At Kelli Junker, DDS we perform the crown and bridge placement associated with your implant restoration. Then, we work with top oral surgeons and periodontists in the area for the optional placement of dental implants. We design custom dental implant abutments, tooth-colored structures used to attach the implant into the patient’s mouth, which is typically attached to the dental implant three to six months after it was placed. In addition, we create crowns to fit the abutments to restore form and function to missing teeth.