A dental implant can be used to restore a single tooth or multiple teeth. A dental implant is a surgical grade titanium post that is inserted directly into the jawbone. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a crown or a bridge that is custom created for you. Some of the biggest advantages of implants are that they are more similar to your natural tooth, adjacent teeth do not have to be involved in the procedure, and implants may help decrease or prevent shrinkage of your jawbone that can occur from tooth loss.
An implant restoration refers to porcelain crowns, bridges or even dentures that utilize a dental implant as their supportive structure. Utilizing CEREC® technology, Dr. Simon and Dr. Guffey create lifelike porcelain restorations that look and function just like natural teeth. Unlike removable dentures, you care for your implant restoration in much the same way as your natural teeth.