Dental Implants

Replace your missing teeth, restore your smile, and improve your quality of life.

What Are Dental Implants?

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Missing teeth make it difficult to chew and speak, embarrassing to smile, and contribute to bone loss. With implant dentistry, you can enjoy a renewed smile as well as improved oral health and function.

An implant is made up of three components:

  • Post: Biocompatible titanium posts that mimic your natural tooth root
  • Abutment: An abutment connector designed to attach your implant to your new restoration
  • Restoration: A dental restoration is placed atop of the implant to re-complete your smile

Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth.

The Process of Dental Implants

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Dental implants are a modern solution for those with missing teeth. Here is how dental implants work:

The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable.

A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post. Following this healing period, our dentist will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post.

Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture, or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.

Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime.

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