"Live life the way you want to with dental implants from an American Board of Oral Implant Dentistry Certified Diplomate."
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. These dental implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. The teeth attached to dental implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient's smile!
Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and are made to last a lifetime, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
Reasons for dental implants:
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore or enhance facial tissues.
Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting dental implants requires a number of visits over several months.
At your first visit, x-rays are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for a dental implant. Second, would be your scheduled surgery, while the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to integrate and heal for up to six months.
After several weeks of healing, the impressions will be taken for the implant crown. We then schedule you for the delivery of your new tooth. The artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant with the custom abutment, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.