Dental implants are small titanium alloy screws that can be placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. Once in place, the bone will attach to the screws. Dental implants provide a fixed foundation for replacement teeth whether single teeth or bridges. Implants can also be used to anchor dentures, making them more comfortable and secure.
Dental implants can look, feel and function like natural teeth. They help maintain facial structure by preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are quite predictable, and as such, they are a high quality option for tooth replacement. As with natural teeth, diligent oral hygiene is important. Brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist are essential to the long term success of implants.
Dr. Cascino has been successfully placing implants since 1995. Dr. Cascino and Dr. Shaltoni have specialized knowledge and training in the most current concepts of dental implantology.