Dental Implants


What is dental implants?

Dental implants are state-of-the-art advanced technology. As dentists we can recreate a single tooth or recreate an entire mouth with dental implants. This amazing technology allows the dentist to give our patients back their smile and function. To schedule an appointment with us, contact our practice today. If you have one or more missing teeth, Implant may be an option for you. our doctors will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants at your consultation appointment in our office. Our doctors understands that tooth lose is a common problem and is caused from various problems such as trauma, gum disease, decay and tooth fracture. Determining the best way to treat your mouth and return it to the healthy natural state is our specialty

Key to Successful Implant Treatment:

Diagnosis and Planning

Diagnosis and treatment planning for placement of dental implants is the key to successful treatment. At our office each step of the process is carefully planned and coordinated to ensure successful treatment. Models of your mouth are taken and a wax-up is done to recreate the tooth or teeth that are going to be replaced. This wax-up is used as a template or blue print to plan for the implant surgery. A CT scan is taken in our in house imaging center of each area where the implants are to be placed. The specific type of implants is selected and the appropriate location of implant placement is determined. After the diagnosis and treatment planning part of your treatment is finished placement and surgical options are given.

Understanding the Procedure

Dental implant placement is broken down into two phases. Phase one is the actual placement of the titanium implants into the position of the missing teeth. After placement a patient must wait a period of time for the bone to osseointegrate or grow around the implant and integrate into the mouth. After the integration is completed phase II is performed and the implant is able to have the new crown fabricated.

The Benefits

Dental implants have several benefits:
  1. Dental implants allow the dentist to recreate a tooth where one has been lost.
  2. They replace a lost tooth without destroying the adjacent teeth. This would be necessary if a bridge were done.
  3. By placing implants the bone is retained in the area of the lost tooth that would normally be lost.
  4. Implant crowns can look and feel like your natural teeth.
  5. Implants can be predictable and reliable when treatment planning and diagnosis is done correctly
  6. Implants are easier to maintain than natural teeth.
If you have one or more missing teeth and want to restore the structure, function, and appearance of your smile, our team of experts can help! Call us or stop by our office today to schedule a consultation to learn more about dental implants.

What can I expect after receeiving a Dental Implant?

As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visits. Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply! After treatment, your periodontist will work closely with you and your dentist to develop the best care plan for you. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.