Dental Implants Charlottesville VA
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The implants are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth (crowns, bridges, or dentures). Dental implants also help preserve facial structure by preventing the bone deterioration that often occurs when teeth are missing.
The doctors at Lee Family Dentistry work closely with trusted periodontal or oral and maxillofacial specialists to plan the exact placement of the dental implant(s) and the crowns, bridges, or dentures that are supported by these implants. Generally, the implant is surgically placed by a periodontist or oral surgeon, and the crowns, bridges, or dentures are delivered by our dentists here at Lee Family Dentistry.