A smile with broken and missing teeth is something that many people hide. Dr. Rau offers his patients dental implants which provide a permanent solution to tooth loss. With today’s materials and technology, dental implants look and feel more natural than ever before.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a tiny titanium post that is placed in the bone and acts a tooth root. Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or to replace several missing teeth, securing a bridge or denture.
How long do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants have a success rate of over 95%, due in part because they are integrated to living bone, making a strong foundation for the prosthetic tooth. Dental implants can permanently replace missing teeth. Dental crowns, bridges and dentures used to restore the implant are highly resistant to staining and wear, to ensure your smile will stay white and bright.
Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
In order to receive a dental implant, you must have adequate jawbone structure. Dr. Rau will perform a comprehensive evaluation to examine your bone structure, as well as the health of surrounding teeth, gums and joints.