Dental implants offer a superior and permanent alternative to removable replacement teeth like partials and dentures. Implants are also more conservative and longer-lasting than fixed bridges. Dental implants can also be used to enhance, support and stabilize other dental appliances.

A dental implant is a highly functioning system that includes a titanium artificial tooth root which has been surgically inserted in to the jaw bone which can be connected to a dental crown or a more complex dental appliance. When the procedure has been finalized, the result is a strong, durable replacement tooth with an indefinite lifespan.

A well-placed and well-cared for dental implant can last for the rest of your life!

Why Choose Dental Implants?

  • To replace single or multiple missing teeth without altering the adjacent teeth.
  • To resolve (or prevent) the joint and bite problems associated with shifting teeth after tooth loss.
  • To restore confidence in your smile.
  • To regain chewing functions, speech, and aid in digestion.
  • To prevent deterioration of the jaw bone.
  • To anchor and support a dental bridge or removable denture for comfort and security.

An Overview of the Dental Implant Procedure

The dental implant procedure requires advanced treatment planning and is often completed in several phases.

We will first use digital x-rays along with models of your jaws and teeth to plan for the precise placement of the implant. During surgery, the titanium implant post will be inserted into the bone and covered with gum tissue for safe healing.  The initial healing phase may be up to 6 months, depending upon the health of the bone and the style of the implant.

After a successful healing period, a custom dental crown, bridge, or denture will be crafted to fit together with the top portion of the implant post.  The replacement tooth or appliance will be securely and permanently fastened to the implant and you will be able to resume your normal activities.

To extend the life of your implant, it is important to remain in good general health as well as maintain healthy eating and oral hygiene routines. Protect your implant as you would protect your natural teeth with regular checkups and preventive care to enjoy your replacement teeth for life.

For answers to your questions about dental implants or to schedule a consultation, we invite you to contact our office today.