I’m Dr. Yazdan, and in this video I’m going to tell you a little bit about dental implants. A dental implant is a titanium post that acts much like the root structure of a natural tooth. It’s surgically positioned into your jawbone, underneath your gum line, and allows a tooth to be placed over it. What’s great about implants is that they don’t come loose like a denture can. Dental implants are one of the most ideal treatments for missing teeth.
This is an example of what a dental implant would look like (see video). So this would actually get placed into your jawbone, underneath your gum tissue, like this. And then you’ll have a second part that’s called an abutment that’s custom-made to fit inside the implant and will actually stick outside of your gum tissue. Then your dentist will fabricate a beautiful crown that goes over it, and it’s going to act like a natural tooth and replace the missing tooth in that area. So if you’re missing teeth, and you’re more interested about this procedure, then you can schedule your consultation to see if you’re a candidate to receive a dental implant.