When a tooth is missing a dental implant can be inserted in the jaw bone to provide support for a fixed restoration to replace a tooth, a number of teeth or to anchor removable dentures. Dental implants improve the quality of the dental function and appearance. Natural teeth are supported by the jawbone, this is also true for dental implants. Once inserted dental implants become firmly embedded in the jaw through osseointegration, a natural process where the bone grips the implant. This happens since implants are usually made of titanium. This metal is well accepted by the body, titanium implants rarely cause reactions. When the dental implant becomes the replacement of the tooth root, it provides a stable foundation for a replacement artificial tooth, functioning very much like the root. On top of the implants a crown should be attached to replace the missing tooth.
Implant insertion -> Abutment attached -> Crown inserted
Some times implants are used in the same manner to hold dentures, providing a great relief to many denture users which have difficulty adjusting to them.
Dr. Kaufman has been placing dental implants since 1997 and has much experience with restoring them. He developed his knowledge by participating in hands-on courses and meetings in Australia and in Europe.
Dr. Kaufman has been providing immediate implant placement for many years. This technique shortens the treatment time and reduces the number of surgical procedures, allowing a more comfortable experience, without compromising the final result. For more information please contact Dr. Kaufman.