We could go on and on about this topic, but here is is in a nutshell: Dental Implants look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. While this may sound like science fiction, the technology is well established. In fact, we have been placing dental implants with great success for years and years.
The foundation of the dental implant is a strong and biocompatible Titanium post. At Covington Dental, we make sure the posts are placed as precisely and comfortably as possible with the use of cone beam dental Imaging. This advanced medical scanning technology allows us to map both the exact placement site and the angle of the implant post before we even begin surgery. With this technology, surgery is less invasive and healing time is accelerated. As you heal, the Titanium actually fuses to your jawbone and essentially becomes a new tooth root.
Once the posts have healed in place, we create a porcelain implant crown. Bonded in place, this crown has all the chewing power of a natural tooth. We also create this tooth to look completely natural, with all the same translucency and color variation your own tooth had.