Dental Implants

A dental implant is a titanium “root” device used to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth, which replaces missing teeth. All dental implants placed today are similar to an actual tooth root and are placed within the bone. Dental implants are artificial roots strong, stable, and durable that can support a number of dental prostheses including crowns, bridges or dentures.

REASONS FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS – Replace one or more missing teeth, resolve the joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting, improve smile, restore chewing, speech, and digestion, restore  facial tissue, support a bridge or denture.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN DENTAL IMPLANTS? – Careful and detailed planning is required. The implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate with the bone. The second surgery is required in order to place a “post” that will hold the tooth in place. After the healing period is completed, the artificial teeth/tooth is/are attached to the implant.