A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a periodontist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general and oral health who have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, a traumatic injury, or the inadequacy of remaining tooth structure to restore the tooth.
Under proper conditions and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since periodontists are the dental experts who specialize in precisely these areas, they are ideal members of your dental implant team to perform the implant surgery. Not only do periodontists have experience working with other dental professionals, they also have the special knowledge, training, and facilities that you need to have teeth that look and feel just like your own. Dr. Crosland will work with your general dentist and will consult with you to determine where and how your implants should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and type of implant chosen, your dental team will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs. Implants can be used to replace:
- a single tooth
- several teeth
- all of your teeth