Dental implants

An alternative to bridges, partial or complete dentures may be dental implants which are used​ ​to replace​ ​a​ ​missing​ ​root​ ​with​ ​an​ ​artificial​ ​root​ m​ ade of titanium, and an artificial replacement tooth which is attached to the implant. Because dental implants require one or more surgical procedures, you must go thorough evaluation to prepare for the process, including a comprehensive​ ​dental​ ​exam​ ​and a​ ​treatment​ ​plan.


Implant prosthetics

A dental implant prosthetics is a metal post that replaces the root portion of a missing tooth. The titanium implant (artificial root) acts as an anchor to hold the artificial tooth (crown) in place, giving you the look of a real tooth. The artificial tooth can be either removable or fixed.

We will carefully examine your mouth and take X-rays of your head, jaw and teeth to find out if dental implants are right for you. This procedure takes several visits until it is done and involves a cooperation of various dental specialists.

Implant surgery

Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, where they serve as the roots of missing teeth. Because the titanium in the implants fuses with your jawbone, the implants won’t slip, decay, make noise or cause bone damage the way that fixed bridgework or dentures might. How dental implant surgery is performed depends on the type of implant and the condition of your jawbone. Dental implant surgery may involve several procedures:

  • Your damaged tooth is removed.
  • Your jawbone is prepared for surgery (may involve bone grafting).
  • After your jawbone heals, our oral surgeon will place the dental implant metal post in your jawbone.
  • You go through a healing period that may last several months.
  • Your oral surgeon places the extension of the implant metal post.
  • After the soft tissue heals, our dentist will make molds of your teeth and jawbone and later place the final tooth or teeth.

Prevention is the key

Maintaining a healthy smile starts with prevention and regular dental check-ups. It’s important to keep up-to-date with regular appointments, to ensure that your teeth and gums are looking and feeling its best.