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Implants  - Durable Tooth Replacements

Alternative to Removable Dentures

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically anchored to the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. One of the major benefits of implants is that they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Implants are a good solution to tooth loss because they look and feel like natural teeth. Strong, durable and natural in appearance, implants are among the most successful dental procedures performed.




Artificial Substitute for Natural Tooth Roots

Today's dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from other teeth. This appearance is aided in part by the structural and functional connection between the dental implant and the living bone. Implants are typically placed in a single sitting but require a period of osseointegration. An osseointegrated implant takes anywhere from three to six months to anchor and heal, at which point your dentist can complete the procedure with the placement of a crown. Once the implant has anchored with the jawbone, artificial prosthesis may be attached and the process is done.

Dental implants are among the most successful procedures in dentistry. There is no guarantee that an implant procedure will be successful, but studies have shown a five-year success rate of 95% for lower jaw implants and 90% for upper jaw implants.

Another strategy for implant placement within narrow spaces is the incorporation of the mini-implant. Mini-implants may be used for small teeth and incisors.

Dental implants usually include a team approach spanning several disciplines including the restorative dentist, who makes the crown for the implant; and the oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who surgically places the implant. Contact us today to see if you are a candidate for implants to replace your lost or broken teeth.



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