Dental implants are lasting, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or complete arches of teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. It 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 dentists 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, or a complete or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom-made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.

There are many benefits to dental implants, including:

Because implants are designed to look, function and feel just like your natural teeth, they can last just as long as your natural teeth with proper care. This means continuing to brush and floss daily, and visiting our dentists at regular intervals for preventive care. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.