Dental Implants

Dental implants can be the best investment in your look!  If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news!  Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own, and are an ideal option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.  Dental implants are so natural looking and feeling; you may forget you ever lost a tooth.

Dental implants will give you:

  • Improved appearance - they look and feel like your own teeth.
  • Improved speech – they allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
  • Improved comfort – they eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
  • Easier eating - they function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
  • Improved self-esteem – they will give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
  • Improved oral health – they allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
  • Durability - with good care many implants last a lifetime.
  • Convenience - they eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.

Dental Implants are made of titanium and are an excellent substitute for your tooth’s root.  The bone's cells penetrate its surface and create a stable foundation for the future prosthetic reconstruction in the form of crowns, bridges or dentures.  The first stage of the procedure consists of surgically burying the implant flush with the bone but underneath the gum.  This protects the implant from force while it is healing.  At the end of this healing period, the implant needs to be surgically exposed by removing some of the overlying gum.  At this second stage, the surgeon checks the implant for its successful integration and connects some form of post, which penetrates through the gum into the mouth.  The gum is allowed to heal around the abutment and form a cuff or collar through which the dentist has access to the implant when preparing the final restorative stage of placing the prosthetic tooth or teeth.

Dental implant systems:

SINGLE TOOTH REPLACEMENTS

Modifying adjacent teeth to create a standard bridge is no longer the standard of care for replacing a single tooth. A dental implant eliminates the need to violate your existing teeth, while giving you the look and feel of a natural tooth. The implant replaces the missing tooth while giving longer healthier life to its neighboring teeth.

REPLACING MULTIPLE TEETH

Multiple dental implants replace uncomfortable partials by eliminating metal clasps and adhesives. Partials rest on the gum leaving a void where your natural tooth roots once were, resulting in bone loss. Implants mimic the natural tooth root keeping your adjacent teeth and jaw bone healthy long-term.

IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURE

Unsupported dentures rest on the gum tissue causing discomfort, irritation, and pressure that ultimately lead to bone loss. Dental implants stimulate the jaw bone and provide separation from the gum tissue, there by, maintaining long-term bone quality. Dental implants allow you to speak, chew and smile with confidence.


Single tooth missing

Three teeth missing

Before

Replacement of single tooth

Placement of crowns on the implants

Denture is attached to implants

Final result

Final result

Denture snapped into place: final result

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