With dental implants, we can design a foundation for your replacement teeth that will look, function, and feel like the natural teeth you once enjoyed.  We’re watching dental implants change the way that people are living every day!  Our patients are rediscovering comfort, confidence, and better functionality through the permanent replacement of their teeth.

The implant is a small titanium post that is similar to the size and shape of a natural tooth root. When the post is placed into the jaw at the site of a missing tooth, forming a bond with the bone, a strong foundation is established for your artificial teeth.

There are Typically 3 Phases to the Dental Implant Process:

  • In the first phase, the dentist will surgically place one or more implants into the jawbone. If necessary, damaged or failing natural teeth can be extracted at this time and bone grafting may be performed.
  • In the next phase, the bone and the implant will be left alone to undergo a healing process known as osseointegration. During this phase, the implant and bone become strong enough to support normal biting forces.
  • In the final phase, the artificial tooth or teeth can be connected to the implant. The type of replacement teeth can be customized to provide you with an optimal biting surface.

Common Options for Implant Tooth Replacement

Single Tooth Replacement: A unique, customized crown can be fabricated to match the neighboring teeth. This custom crown will be permanently connected to the implant post through the use of a special attachment known as an abutment.

Fixed Replacement for Multiple Teeth: Expertly customized bridgework made from porcelain or gold can be affixed to a dental implant base to replace several teeth in the same area.

Removable Implant-Supported Replacement Teeth: A removable denture can be made to snap or clip onto a group of dental implants. In some cases, the implants can be connected by a special bar that will support a removable restoration. The design details will typically be related to the density of the jaw bone and the number of implants which will be placed.

Find Out More About Dental Implants

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, we would like to discuss the procedure with you in greater detail. Find out if this treatment is an option for you by calling to schedule a consultation today.