What are Dental Implants?

Tooth Implant Dentistry With The Reno Dentist

Dr. Shane Sykes offers tooth implant dentistry options such as mini dental implants to patients in Reno.If you’ve lost a tooth and are considering your restorative options, you may have heard of implant dentistry, but could still be wondering “What are dental implants?” When your dentist refers to a dental implant, what they are referring to is an artificially created tooth root. Dental implants are synthetic tooth roots that can replace natural tooth roots after a tooth has been lost. A dental implant is crafted out of a special titanium alloy. This same titanium alloy is used in hip replacements and other surgeries because of its ability to fuse with your bone in a process called ‘osseointegration.’ At our Reno practice near Spanish Springs and Sparks, NV, we offer both full sized tooth implants and mini dental implants. Mini dental implants are implants that are more compact and can be used to replace smaller teeth.

What Makes Dental Implants the Best Restorative Option?

A tooth implant is often the most ideal option for tooth restoration because it is the only option that replaces both the tooth root and the tooth crown. After your implant is placed, Dr. Sykes and his team will attach a beautiful, custom-made dental crown to create a fully functional replacement tooth. Most tooth restorations involve dental crowns, but implant dentistry is the only restorative option that also replaces the tooth root.

Invest in Implant Dentistry and Invest in Greater Oral Health

When you lose a tooth, the bone in your jaw underneath the tooth can start to deteriorate. Over time, your jawbone can start to lose bone loss, and this bone loss can contribute to worsening dental health and a more sunken facial appearance. By investing in a tooth implant, you can provide your jawbone with the support that it needs to stay healthy and strong. Patients with dental implants look younger and feel better. Our implant dentistry patients can enjoy a fully functional, beautiful smile again.

Learn More About What Dental Implants Are and More in Reno!

If you have more questions about what dental implants are, you can call us at our Reno office near Spanish Springs and Sparks, NV today! For more information on all of our amazing dental services, not just dental implants, please visit our main Reno dentist website!