Dr. Robert Pearson: The advantage of implants
from Savannah Morning News
The American Dental Association recognizes the dental implant to be the most successful replacement of the single missing tooth. As such, the dental implant and restoration have come to the forefront of dentistry. The wonderful advantage of dental implants is the ability to function as real teeth. A dental implant is actually a two-part procedure. The first consists of a titanium screw placed underneath the gum tissue into bone. Some patients have missing bone because of periodontal disease. We have the ability to place cadaver bone, which fills in the missing bone and allows the bone to fill in around the implant. The implant is followed by a custom crown attached to the titanium screw.
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