Dental Implants

Dental implants are a dependable and successful means of replacing lost teeth, whether it's just one or several. Implants provide a long-term solution that looks and performs just like natural teeth.

Dental Implants
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A dental implant is a synthetic root surgically inserted into the jawbone, serving as a foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture. This method of tooth replacement offers a lasting and secure solution, maintaining the jawbone’s strength, preventing bone loss, and achieving a lifelike appearance. Dental implants don’t depend on neighboring teeth for support, eliminating the necessity of altering healthy teeth. With adequate maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them optimal for replacing one, several, or all missing teeth.

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illustration of a dental implant being inserted into the bottom row of teeth
  • What types of dental implants exist?

    There are two main types of dental implants: endosteal implants and all-on-4 implants. Endosteal implants are the most commonly used type of dental implant. They consist of a titanium metal rod placed into the jawbone and a supporting post that secures a dental crown or bridge. On the other hand, all-on-4 implants are a newer type of dental implant system that supports an entire top or bottom denture on just four implants. Each implant is strategically positioned to stabilize the replacement teeth and reduce the risk of implant failure, thus promoting faster recovery and reducing complications.

  • What are the benefits of dental implants?

    When it comes to tooth loss, numerous challenges can arise, including difficulties with chewing and clear speech. Untreated, it can escalate into more severe issues such as tooth misalignment, deterioration of the jawbone, loss of facial structure, and imbalances in bite. Dental implants offer a solution to these challenges by providing an artificial root system that maintains stability and prevents further complications. Dental implants are the most effective treatment option, enhancing both function and natural feel.

  • What is the procedure for dental implants? Are dental implants safe?

    The first step in the dental implant process is a consult and visual examination of the implant area. Afterward, your dentist will determine if any existing teeth need to be extracted and if a bone graft is necessary. If these procedures are necessary, the you will need a few months to heal.

    The next step is for the dental implant to be placed into the bone, followed by a healing cap to protect the implant during the healing process. Regular check-ups will be conducted to ensure that the implant is healing properly and that there is no risk of infection.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental implants, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

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