If you've lost teeth, you may feel like you'll never get your beautiful smile back, or that it may be impossible to chew for the rest of your life. With dental implants it's possible to surgically replace teeth with restorations that look and function like natural teeth. From a single tooth to a full mouth reconstruction, dental implants provide the most life-like tooth replacement available.
Dental implants are a titanium screw that is placed in your jaw bone and allowed to heal and fuse with your bone. Then a white crown is placed over the top, returning the beauty and function you previously enjoyed. Dental implants can also be used to stabilize complete or partial dentures. They usually require about 6-9 months to complete, but may require more or less time depending upon the complexity of the case.
The amount and quality of bone you have in the areas of missing teeth is one of the key factors that will determine your treatment time. We use 3D x-ray technology to assess these factors and make sure that you are a good candidate for the procedure. In the past, most implants have been placed freehand, or with minimal knowledge of what lies beneath the gums and with little consideration for how the final crown will turn out. In our office, we like to know the end result before we begin. We combine the 3D x-ray with our Cerec technology to plan precisely where the implant will be placed, making a guide to help us ensure the best possible end result. In many cases this allows for a shorter time to tooth replacement for you. Contact us today to see if dental implants are right for you!