Dental implants act as substitute tooth roots in a unique way. Implants stabilize bone and prevent the inevitable bone loss that occurs when teeth are lost. At Louis K. Cheung DDS, implants are placed surgically in the right position not only to allows for the fabrication of implant-crowns that look natural, but also function properly and are maintainable – indistinguishable from real teeth. In the wrong position or without proper forethought, implants can create a nightmare for restorative dentists and dental technicians who make the crown.
Implant placement and positioning is dependent upon adequate bone volume and density, which are therefore critical to success. Clinical studies indicate success rates of over 95% – higher than any other tooth replacement option. Once integrated and functional, implant restorations can last a lifetime.