What are dental implants:

If you’ve lost any teeth or are struggling with ill-fitting dentures, dental implants may be the best solution for you. Our office has been treating patients using dental implants since they were first introduced to dentistry in the early ’90s. We have successfully treated hundreds of patients with dental implants replacing just one tooth or a complete arch. Dental implants are a popular choice for tooth replacement or a denture support mechanism because they give our patients the ability to eat and speak just like they did when they had their natural teeth.

How Dental Implants Function:

Dental implants consist of two main parts: the root form and the dental crown. The root form implant is the titanium fixture in the bone which is covered by the gum. The root form needs to be implanted first by a qualified dental surgeon. Then, time is necessary for the bone to grow around the artificial root before the procedure continues.

The crown is the prosthetic tooth above the gum line. Once the root form and surrounding area have healed completely, Dr. Smith places the crown on the root form. This crown is designed to be a perfect match to your existing teeth and looks and feels just like a real tooth.

When just one tooth is missing, a single implant can easily solve the problem. If multiple teeth are missing, two or more dental implants may be placed to retain a full arch of teeth. This helps avoid the slippage, poor chewing capacity and insecurity that comes with removable dentures. Dr. Smith has taken numerous implant courses over three decades of practice and enjoys a high success rate with dental implant procedures.

Who is a dental implant patient:

If you have one or more missing teeth or have broken or decayed teeth that might be beyond repair, implants can be the answer. If you’re uncomfortable with your dentures, partial denture, or bridge, you could benefit from implant technology. In the past, patients with insufficient bone or who had certain health conditions or habits were not considered candidates for implants. Advances in diagnostics and bone reconstruction have made it so that most patients can receive implants.

Benefits of dental implants:

  •  Behave like natural teeth
  •  Can last a lifetime
  •  Prevent bone loss
  •  Keep adjacent teeth stable
  •  Help keep you free of gum disease
  •  Prevent facial sagging and premature aging
  •  Good chewing power!

Over 30 years of providing implant care to hundreds of satisfied patients.