Recent advances in dental technology have made implants an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. Unlike bridges, which use surrounding teeth to anchor an artificial tooth, implants actually replace the roots of a tooth, attaching a prosthetic directly onto the jaw bone. Made of titanium, implants are durable and longer-lasting than bridges. If you’re a candidate for implants, you will first require a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to ensure your gums are healthy enough for the insertion of an implant. If you are determined to be a good candidate for implants, a team of doctors and dentists will be involved in the procedure, including an oral surgeon , who will install the implant on to your jawbone, a restorative dentist, who will place the tooth onto the implant, and a lab technician, who will create and shape the replacement tooth. It’s worth noting implants are often used to replace more than one tooth or entire rows of teeth. As with natural teeth, implants require regular hygiene and care in order to remain healthy.
Skyline Dental Arts is located near the corner of E. Market St and University Blvd near Hobby Lobby and Valley Shopping Mall.
1855 E. Market St, Suite 201
Harrisonburg, VA 22801