Implants

 

A permanent solution to replace missing teeth is a dental implant.  These implants consist of a titanium post that is surgically placed into your jaw bone and then finalized with a crown.  The implant is placed by an experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and is a surprisingly easy procedure.   Many patients are astounded at how painless and quick it is.  You then return to our office in about 3 months after full healing has occurred to have the crown placed.  Dental implants offer a very high success rate and have some distinct advantages over other forms of tooth replacement:

  • preserves the density of the jaw bone

  • helps maintain the proper spacing of teeth in the upper or lower jaw

  • does not require any drilling on adjacent teeth (as in a bridge)

  • look and feel like natural teeth