Implant Dentistry

Millions of Americans suffer tooth loss - mostly due to tooth decay, gingivitis (gum disease), or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today, dental implants are available and may be the best restoration for you.

Think of dental implants as being replacement tooth roots which provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.  Because it is not necessary to reduce other teeth to place an implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving your long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.

Poorly fitting dentures may slide and can make chewing difficult or cause you to muffle or slur your words.  Dental implants hold your denture firmly in place and allow you to eliminate the need for messy adhesives.  Because they function like your own teeth, you can eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.

In most cases, anyone who is healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for an implant.  Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.

Get your smile back!  Call our office today for more information on dental implants or to make an appointment.