Dental implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. They are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Dental implants do require surgery for which patients are administered anesthesia, and if necessary, antibiotics to prevent infection following the procedure. Strict oral hygiene is required for dental implants to ensure their longevity.
Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Plancich to determine if dental implants can help you.Request an Appointment