Dental Implants

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Dental implants can dramatically improve your appearance and your life. AV Dental Associates are experts in dental implant technology. You will be amazed at how replacing the damaged tooth that has embarassed you for so long can enhance your appearance.

A dental implant, also known as an endosseous implant or fixture, is a surgical component installed into the bones of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis.

These can include crowns, bridges, dentures and even act as anchors for orthodontics. The basic technique used for dental implants today is osseointegration, which involves materials such as titanium and others. AV Dental’s expertise allows the titanium to form a bond with the patient’s bone for a permanent solution to the problem. The implant fixture is first placed, so that it is likely to osseointegrate by correct placement.

Healing time depends on how quickly the patient’s body allows osseointegration to take place before the dental prosthetic is attached to the implant or an abutment is placed which will hold a dental prosthetic.