Dental implant surgery is a highly advanced and sophisticated dental procedure that can help patients restore their missing teeth and achieve natural-looking results. We focus on providing the most natural-looking smile possible because we want your implants to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth. We’ll help transform your smile and start fresh with our implant dentistry services.
A dental implant is a synthetic tooth root that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium and is well-suited to pairing with human bone.
Single or Multiple Implants
Implants are extremely versatile. Whether you are only missing one tooth or several teeth in a row, implants can be a great solution. If you have lost all of your teeth, a full bridge or full denture can be strategically fixed in your mouth using implants.
Sinus Lift Augmentation
After the loss of upper back teeth, your sinuses may enlarge in size. Before new implants replace the lost teeth, a sinus lift augmentation or graft relocates the sinus cavity into its original position and replaces the bone that has been lost as a result of the enlarged sinus. This new bone graft typically takes nine to 12 months to heal before the dental implants can be placed into the grafted bone.
Bone Grafting & Implant Site Development
Occasionally, there will not be sufficient bone quantity in the mouth to predictably place dental implants. Also, if a tooth needs to be removed due to infection, it is not uncommon to have bone loss around the infected tooth. In these cases, it is often necessary to add bone to the desirable implant site.
It can be difficult to eat or smile with confidence when some conventional bridges and dentures are not fixed to the bone and can be unstable. Implants not only look more natural, but they act more like real teeth as well. Implants also do not compromise the health of your natural teeth because they don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Post-Treatment Care & Maintenance
We consider your replacement teeth to be like your natural teeth and they require the same oral hygiene habits as your natural teeth. The better you take care of your replacements, the longer they will last. They require regular cleaning to keep them free of infections. Our office can consult with you and provide you with all of the necessary information to keep your implants in the best shape possible!