What your dentist in Kenosha wants you to know
Dental implants are the state-of-the-art solution to tooth replacement. They are securely embedded in bone and become a permanent part of your smile. In most cases, they are a much better solution than dental bridges, partials or dentures. Dental implants look natural and can be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. Dr. Mario Maritato at Maritato Dental in Kenosha, WI wants to share his knowledge of how dental implants are constructed, and how they will work for you.
A dental implant resembles a screw and is made of titanium, a strong, biocompatible material that actually fuses to your bone. Because of this biocompatibility, your body won’t reject the implant. In fact, dental implants have a success rate of over 95 percent, the highest of any surgical implant.
The screw-type implant is called the “fixture” which inserted into your jaw. During the healing period, your bone will grow and fuse around the fixture, locking it in place. Many fixtures are made completely of titanium while others can be a mixture of titanium and other metals.
After the healing period, when the fixture part of the implant is fully locked in place and stable, the second part, called the “abutment” is added. The abutment functions to secure your crown, denture or bridge to the implant.
The third part of the dental implant is the restorative treatment. You can choose from a beautiful crown, dental bridge, partial or denture to be secured to the implant. Dental implants help you retain your firm jawline due to the constant stimulation of the jawbone.
You deserve to have the most modern, innovative method of tooth replacement available, and that’s dental implants. For more information on how dental implants can help your smile, call Dr. Maritato at Maritato Dental in Kenosha, WI. Find out about how dental implants can help you by calling today!