Dental Implants

Dental Implants - What They Are And How They Work

dentalimplant-180Dental implants are used to anchor a single tooth, several teeth or a mouthful of teeth. The typical dental implant for the replacement of a single tooth consists of three separate pieces; each fulfilling a unique role in the process.

The actual implant is usually a titanium post that is placed in your in the jawbone. Over the next two to six months, the implant will safely fuse with the jawbone to form a secure, immovable base upon which the two other components, the abutment and the prosthesis or crown, will be placed. The abutment attaches to the portion of the implant that sits above the gumline.

It forms a platform for the crown, which is carefully molded and positioned on the abutment by a prosthodontist or restorative dentist.

Doug Larson

About Doug Larson

Doug Larson, DDS leads the team at The Smile Specialists in Campbell, California. The dental practice is a progressive cosmetic, restorative and preventative family dental practice. We provide our patients with the most comprehensive dentistry available in a comfortable state-of-the art facility, the planet can be proud of. Our services are designed to maintain the health of our patients’ teeth, improve their overall oral wellness and provide beautiful smiles. Our team works to empower patients with the knowledge necessary to make educated choices about their dental treatment options. We also understand that for many, a trip to the dentist can be a source of anxiety. We want to help you reduce that anxiety. Call and allow us to help. Dentistry has transformed in recent years. We’ll give you an experience that will change your mind about going to the dentist and even make you feel good about coming back.
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