Dental Implants

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Whether in sports activities or daily life - a small accident can cause tooth loss. In this case, dental implants restore lost function and appearance.

What is an implant?

A dental implant is a manufactured post that is designed to create a stable foundation for a natural looking tooth restoration. Placed directly into the jawbone, a dental implant is the closest thing to your natural tooth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

They make replacement teeth stable for eating and smiling with confidence.

Risks and complications

The success rate for all implants runs from 90 to 95%, however the greatest risk following the surgical procedures is that the implant will fail.

Replacing several teeth

If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.

Replacing all of your teeth

If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.

Replacing a single tooth

If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.

How are dental implants attached in the mouth?

Study models of the patient's jaws are necessary for the planning stage of an implant procedure.

FAQ

How long do implants last? - Implantation is a new procedure and data has not been gathered. Under proper conditions, such as placement by a periodontist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants.

Bone grafting - Sinus lift

The success of a dental implant, it's ability to support a dental restoration, is very much dependent upon how much bone is available in the site where the implant is placed. There are lots of things that affect the bone volume and it is not unusual to open up a site in the mouth for implant placement and find out that some of the critical supp...

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