Missing a tooth can be stressful and hinder the confidence you have about your smile. At Acorn Dental, we want to offer all types of dental care procedures that will help our patients, even after losing a tooth, gain their confidence back. For our patients, and the residents of Marlton, New Jersey, we offer dental implants as a dental procedure that will restore a missing tooth or multiple teeth.
The dental implant procedure is made up of two major pieces that work together to bring you a new artificial tooth while also benefiting the health of your teeth and surrounding tissues. These two major pieces are the implant and the restoration.
Being the main piece of the dental implant, the implant’s job is to be the tooth “root” for your new artificial tooth. The implant is made out of titanium which allows it to be a strong supporting foundation for the new tooth. For the implant to do its designed job, it has to be surgically placed into the jaw bone, under the gum tissue. Reason being, is so that the implant will be a sturdy support and won’t allow any movement or slipping of the tooth or restoration.
Once your mouth has completely healed from the implant surgery is when the dentist can place your restoration.