Restore Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Permanent tooth replacement options for adults with missing teeth.
Improve the Function and Beauty of Your Smile with Dental Implants
If you have missing teeth and want a permanent solution to restore your smile, talk to us about dental implants. Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that our periodontists can surgically fuse into the jawbone. Dental implants can restore a single missing tooth or several missing teeth and can improve or enhance the beauty and function of your smile.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are designed with a titanium post and are fitted with a custom dental crown. We can also create a dental bridge to replace several missing teeth with dental implants or to fit you with implant-retained dentures. These are all viable tooth replacement options and can be very effective for restoring your smile and preventing bone loss.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants can be an attractive alternative to dentures because they are fused into the jaw and will not shift or move. They have a high success rate and can be combined with other procedures to restore a healthy smile. Some of the benefits of dental implants include:
- Improve your appearance
- Boost your self-confidence when smiling
- No adhesives needed
- Easy to clean and maintain
- No need for additional treatment
- Restores ability to eat and speak clearly
If you have lost a significant amount of bone tissue already, we may need to perform a bone graft, sinus lift, or other procedures to prepare the site for dental implants.
What to Expect with Dental Implant Placement
We will make sure you are fully prepared for dental implant surgery by answering all of your questions and making sure you understand every step of the procedure. The first phase involves taking a full scan of your oral structure using the Cone Beam imaging system. We will map out the exact placement for the dental implants and perform the procedure under local anesthesia. Once the implants are placed, it can take several months for the implant to be fully integrated into the jawbone.