Dental Implants

Dental Implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth that are lost due to disease or an accident. Dental Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth, or to support a full set of dentures. Implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone for a slip-free feel, resulting in a permanent solution for missing teeth. 

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Dental Implants

Dental Implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth that are lost due to disease or an accident. Dental Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth, or to support a full set of dentures. Implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone for a slip-free feel, resulting in a permanent solution for missing teeth. 

Reasons to Choose Dental Implants:

  • To replace one or more missing teeth
  • Restore your smile
  • Your dentures are uncomfortable
  • You’re dissatisfied with having to remove your partial dentures
  • Wish to keep your teeth intact

Benefits of Dental Implants:

  • Dentures, bridges or single teeth attached to the implants won’t slip or shift
    in your mouth
  • The secure fit of a dental implant helps man-made teeth feel more natural than bridges or dentures
  • Many find dental implant-supported dentures to be more comfortable than
    typical dentures
  • Dental implants keep the jawbone from shrinking where teeth are missing
  • With good care implants can last a lifetime, making them an excellent value

What is involved in Implant Placement?

Several types of implants are available. Treatment can take a day, several months or somewhere in between. We can help you decide which type of implant is best for you.

The Three Basic Steps of Implant Treatment:

  1. Placement of the Implant

Using 3D X-rays your dentist will carefully locate where the implant should be placed. The implant is then surgically placed into your jawbone. Once the implant is inserted you may experience swelling and/or tenderness.

  1. Healing Process

A process, called osseointegration, is what makes an implant strong. This happens as the jawbone grows around the implant to hold the implant in place. This process can take several months.

  1. Placement of the Prosthesis (Replacement Tooth or Teeth)

Your dentist will create a customized tooth for you, called a dental crown. The dental crown is designed to resemble your existing teeth. Once your mouth has healed, the new artificial tooth will be securely attached to the implant.

Creating a replacement tooth takes time. Your dentist may give you a temporary crown, bridge or denture to help you eat and speak normally while your permanent replacement tooth is being made.

Talk to your dentist about dental implants to determine if the treatment is right for you.