Dental implants are changing the way people live. Modern implants (Osseointegrated Implants- implants bonding to directly to bone) are designed to provide a firm foundation for the replacement of teeth. Osseointegrated implants look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth may lose the ability to eat comfortably and speak confidently, which can have a profound effect on their entire personality. We will work closely as part of your dental implant team with your restorative dentist to prepare your jaw for placement of the appropriate implant prosthesis. We are confident that your restoration will look and feel natural and preserve your facial contours.
The placement of dental implants is a surgical procedure that can predictably replace missing teeth and roots. The “new generation” of osseointegrated implants are small titanium cylinders that are surgically placed into the jawbone where the teeth are missing. For most patients, the placement of dental implants will involve two surgical procedures. First stage surgery, consists of implants being surgically placed within your jawbone. During the healing phase (osseointegration) bone bonds directly with the titanium cylinder. The second stage, typically two to six months following your first stage surgery, involves exposing the implant surface and attaching a post, which now will allow for a wide range of dental prosthetic attachments.