Implants

The closest thing we have to an actual tooth to replace one…

Life Is Too Short To Not Enjoy Food Fully

Want the best solution for missing teeth that’s as close to a natural tooth as possible?

Meaning it’s:

  • Permanent
  • Looks like natural teeth
  • Allows you to eat like normal

Then implants are for you. 

And better yet, we don’t need to cut down other teeth to support it like a bridge.

We promise that our dentists will work with your specific situation and provide options and education in order to help you make the right choice.

Why Can't I Leave It As A Gap?

It’s not just that it makes you eat differently. 

A gap means that the adjacent teeth are taking on more load when eating, which wears them out quicker. This same principle applies if you’re using the other side to eat more too. 

Which means there’s more need for dentist appointments.

Another reason is that it’s important to maintain the structure of your jaw, as adjacent teeth can shift into the space unless an implant is placed. Moreover without a tooth in the spot of the jaw, bone loss will progress in that area.

 

This means that the longer you leave it, the harder it is for us to place as implant due to space and availability of bone to support the implant.

Common Questions and Answers

 What is a dental implant?

 A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth.

Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws.

Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth.

Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.   

Why dental implants? 

There are a number of reasons why you should consider a dental implant:

  • Without the root structure of a natural tooth present, the jawbone can shrink. This shrinkage will make your face look older than it is.
  • There are no loose parts to worry about losing. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after placement. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
 Will dental implants work for me?

Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants.

The determining factor is the amount of available bone.

Your dentist is the best person to evaluate whether dental implants are a viable solution for you.

 

What are the advantages of dental implants over dentures or a dental bridge?
  • Improved appearance: When you lose the entire tooth – crown and root – shrinkage of the jawbone may cause your face to look older. Dental implants can stop this process. A traditional denture or dental bridge doesn’t.
  • Preserve natural teeth: With traditional dental bridges, teeth adjacent to missing teeth are normally ground down to be used as anchors for a dental bridge. Dental implants often eliminate the need to modify healthy teeth.
  • Permanent solution: There are no loose parts to worry about losing. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is need after placement. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
 
Will my new teeth look natural?

 When dental implants are used in combination with modern restorative dentistry, their appearance, comfort and function are very likely to exceed your expectations. Often they are hard to tell apart from your natural teeth.

 

Will I be able to chew with the same force and pressure I use with my natural teeth? 
Yes. Following a brief adaptation period, chewing capacity is comparable to that of natural teeth.