Implants

Dental Implants

Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but what if they don’t?

Replacing missing teeth is important for your general health and to prevent your remaining teeth from chipping, moving or breaking down. Dental Implants are great options for restoring your smile because implants are designed to look, function and feel just like a natural tooth. Since implants don’t require placing crowns/”caps” on your neighboring teeth, dental implants should always be considered the first option to replace a failing or missing tooth. Replacement of teeth with dental implants has been used for more than 40 years and is now being recognized as the ideal treatment choice in most situations.

Dental Implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of your teeth.

parts of a dental implant

What are the steps involved in dental implant restoration?

  1. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and offers support for the final restoration.
  2. A period of healing is usually required to allow the bone to begin to grow in around the titanium screw.
  3. Following your healing period we will place the replacement tooth on top of the implant.

We make each dental implant restoration customized to your unique situation.

Depending on your individual needs, sometimes we place multiple implants to support a bridge, or use an attachment instead of a crown to anchor your denture and keep it more stable.

dental implant bridge

Read our dental implant blog post to learn more!