Implants Function Like Artificial Tooth Roots to Give You a Stable Bite

If you have dentures, they sit on top of your gums, kept in place by suction and perhaps some adhesive. Even if they fit perfectly at first, they become loose over time as your jawbone shrinks. That won’t happen with implants. Receiving implants is a two-part process:

  • Dental Implant Placement – An implant, which resembles a small screw, is surgically embedded in your jaw. Over a period of several months, your bone actually fuses to the implant in a process called osseointegration.
  • Dental Implant Restoration – Your dentist attaches a tiny piece of hardware called an abutment to the top of your implant. Once the abutment is in place, your dentist can then attach a dental restoration to your implant. The restoration will look, feel, and function like a natural tooth. A crown is used to replace a single tooth. If you need to replace multiple teeth, implants can support a bridge. For replacing full arches of teeth, we can perform the All-on-4® procedure or give you implant-supported dentures. With the All-on-4, you may be able to get implants and functioning teeth in a single visit.

For dental implants in Louisville, call 502-430-3451 or schedule online.