What are Dental Implants?

Your Tooth Implant Dentist In Fresno

mini dental implants Clovis and Madera and FresnoYou might have heard the term “dental implants” before, but unless you’ve had someone explain them to you, the question of “what are dental implants?” may still be looming in your mind. So, what are dental implants exactly?

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are metal alloy posts – most frequently a titanium alloy – that are placed in the jawbone. A tooth implant serves a number of purposes, including providing support to the jawbone where support has been lost. It also acts as an anchor for dental devices such as dental crowns or implant-supported dentures.

What are mini dental implants?

A mini dental implant is, as the name implies, a smaller version of a standard dental implant. These mini dental implants are particularly handy for tight spots where a normal dental implant may not fit, or for areas that may not have enough bone structure left for a regular dental implant.

Dr. Mirelez is a dental artist. Even if I thought my implant crown was fine, he would not accept it until he thought it was perfect. It’s difficult to match a front tooth, but he did it! We are so fortunate to live in a time when implant procedures are possible. I’m very thankful for Dr. Mirelez!! My teeth are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Carol Owens, Retired Teacher, Fresno

How does a tooth implant act to support the jawbone?

Teeth are immensely important because they not only provide a way for us to eat our food, they also provide support for the jawbone. If a tooth is lost, the jawbone around the tooth’s former location can weaken and deteriorate.

A tooth implant acts a lot like tooth roots do, working to provide support to the jawbone by filling in the gap left by a missing tooth. Dental implants (for this purpose alone) are a great dental technology that can help your jaws stay healthier.

With dental implants, you can replace missing teeth safely, effectively, and permanently. Our Fresno team is thrilled to help you with your dental implant needs, and we have the skill and expertise necessary to provide outstanding service.

No matter how challenging or difficult your dental situation, we can help you. If your teeth have become an embarrassment, we’ll do our utmost to cease your dental misery and reverse years of deterioration.

Have more questions for us about dental implants? Get in touch with our team today if you are in the Fresno area, including Clovis and Madera!