Dental Implant Placement
Single and multiple tooth implants
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Some people lose their teeth as a result of injury; periodontal disease, tooth decay, or possibly their teeth just didn’t grow in. Dental implants can be placed in any area of the mouth where a tooth is missing and will be matched with remaining teeth so your smile will look natural and facial features regained.
The implant itself is a man made root post that is gently placed into the location where the teeth are missing. Bone will attach to the implanted root and fuse usually taking a few months. When the tissue and bone have healed, your dentist will design the replacement tooth and attach it to the implant. Dental implants are made of the same material as knees, hips and other artificial joints and are biologically compatible.
Implants have proven to have a long-term survival rate, they do not need to be replaced like typical crowns and bridges and they cannot form cavities. Follow up brushing and flossing at home and regularly scheduled dental visits will enable dental implants success, keeping your mouth healthy. The person who has replaced lost teeth can now laugh, smile, eat and speak with confidence.
Denture Supported Implants
Dental Implants can be used to secure loose dentures. Attachments or snaps attach the denture to the implants. The use of implants provides an anchor to hold the denture in place, preventing the need for denture adhesives.
Dental and medical conditions must be considered when considering this treatment option. Your doctor will discuss your case thoroughly with you, determining if you are a candidate for this procedure.