Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth. They are artificial tooth roots that are surgically anchored in the jaw bone to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. One of the major benefits of implants is that they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Properly restored dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Most implants are made of titanium, (the same type of metal that is used in hip and knee replacements), which bonds well with bone and is biocompatible, making it an ideal material for implants.
Dental implants are used for a variety of reasons, such as:
Implants offer firm support to man-made teeth by fusing with the jawbone. Single teeth, bridges and dentures mounted to implants won’t shift or slip in your mouth, and implants help preserve the bone after teeth are extracted or lost.Implants
Implants are an excellent option for individuals who are in good general health and have a solid jawbone structure. Before any implant surgery, patients should be carefully evaluated to ensure they are good candidates for the procedure. Implants may not be appropriate for those with chronic medical conditions such as leukemia or diabetes, which could interfere with the healing process.
Vigilant oral hygiene is necessary after implant surgery to ensure success of the procedure. The area around the implant must remain very clean to avoid the risk of gum disease, which can weaken the tissues and bone needed to support the implant.
We work closely with local Oral Surgeons or Periodontists to plan out the proper number, location, and placement of dental implants on a case-by-case basis. Once the implants are placed and thoroughly healed to the bone, we will work with you to restore those implants so that they look, feel, and function like your own natural teeth.