Dental Implants

When a patient has lost teeth, we use dental implants to provide the foundation for replacement teeth. These replacements look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Patients are able to eat any foods they wish and regain their beautiful smiles. Their replacement teeth appear natural and their facial features are preserved. The implants themselves are small titanium posts embedded into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating the foundation necessary for the artificial teeth.

Dental implants preserve the facial structure and prevent the bone deterioration that may occur during long-term tooth loss.

Dental implants are changing the way people live. People who receive implants discover a newfound comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life to the fullest.

Evaluation

When you choose implant dentistry, you are in good hands. You will begin your treatment with a dental examination, X-rays, and a detailed health history. During your consultation, your doctor will address your individual needs and considerations. Our team will work closely with you, answering your questions and listening to your concerns, to ensure your procedure is a complete success. Fees are also discussed at this time.

Procedures

Dental implants are titanium anchors that replace the roots of the missing teeth. In a surgical procedure, they are placed into the jawbone. Small posts are attached to the implant to help anchor the replacement teeth firmly on the gums.

Most patients require two surgical procedures to place dental implants. The first procedure sets the implants in the jawbone. There is a period of healing afterward that varies from patient to patient. Healing time is minimized if the implant procedure is begun shortly after losing the teeth.

If this is not the case, the second phase begins when the doctor uncovers the implants and attaches a small healing collar. After two weeks of further healing, a dental impression is taken to make the piece which attaches the bridge to the implants. Once this piece is created, the replacements are attached to the posts and implants.

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