Dental Implants

What are Implants?

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. They provide support for artificial teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implants can restore a person's ability to chew or their appearance. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years. On occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.

Reasons for an Implant

Restore your Confidence

Dental implants can help restore confidence after tooth loss. They can help you feel confident when eating, speaking, and laughing. They can also help you look and feel younger.

Support bridge or denture

Implant-supported bridges and dentures are both options for replacing missing teeth.

Implant-supported bridges are more stable than conventional bridges and dentures. They also strengthen bone quality and become sturdier as new bone grows around them. Implant-supported dentures are more stable and functional than traditional dentures.

Replace Missing Teeth

Dental implants are a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. They can be used to replace a single tooth, several adjacent teeth, or all missing teeth in a jaw.

Resolve Joint pain or bite problems

Dental implants are firmly rooted onto the jawbone, which keeps them stable and secure. This allows the jaw and teeth to move and bite down properly.

Fix Chewing and Speech issues

Gaps in the mouth or bone loss can cause slurred speech or a whistling sound when talking. Replacing missing teeth can solve these and other issues with chewing properly.

Dental Implant process

Get your natural smile back.

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It may be required to remove a damaged tooth. Preparing the jawbone, which may include grafting.

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Dental implant screws are placed in the jawbone by carefully drilling a hole below the gums.

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Bone growth and healing

Bone growth and healing after implant placement is called osseointegration.

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Abutment and Crown placement

The crown is custom-made to fit with the rest of your natural teeth.